"MASSINGHAM (LITTLE) parish, 1 mile N. of Great Massingham, and 13 miles E. by N. of Lynn, has a pleasant rectory-house near the church, four scattered farm houses, twenty cottages, 152 inhabitants, and 2,028 acres of land, all enclosed, and belonging to Joseph Wilson, Esq., the lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH, a small but neat edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, and having several monumental inscriptions to the Mordaunts, who were formerly lords of the manor. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9. 13s. 4d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Chas. Davies Brereton, A.M. (sic), author of 'An Enquiry into the Workhouse System and the Laws of Maintenance in Agricultural Districts.' Also of 'A Practical Enquiry into the number, means of employment, and wages of agricultural Labourers.'" [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Little Massingham is also known as Massingham Parva.
See also Great Massingham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
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Little Massingham is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Little Massingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF789243 (Lat/Lon: 52.78688, 0.652142), Little Massingham which are provided by:
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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.