"LARLING, or Lerling, a parish of scattered houses, near the confluence of two rivulets, 2 miles N.N.W. of East Harling, contains 205 inhabitants, and 1506A. of fertile land, nearly all the property of Lord Colborne, the patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and in 1831, at £174. It is now enjoyed by the Rev. Charles John Ridley, together with West Harling. The Church (St. Ethelbert,) has a square tower and three bells. About a mile south of the church, is LARLING-FORD, on the River Thet and the Norwich and Thetford turnpike, where there is a large Inn, which has a Post Office, and also Petty Sessions in every alternate year . . . . The Norwich and Brandon Railway passes within half a mile south of the turnpike." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright ©Pamela Littlefair]
Larling is about 7 miles N.E. of Thetford.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Rockland, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Ethelbert.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Larling to another place.
Larling is in Shropham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Shropham Hundred
- Description of Shropham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Larling has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
- Larling Angel Public House: a history. 
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL978898 (Lat/Lon: 52.469972, 0.910492), Larling which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.
- 1821 Census
- "One male in Larling Parish, upwards of 100 years of age."
- 1861 Census
- WAYLAND. The general decrease of population in the Attleborough Subdistrict is mainly attributed to emigration."