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Little Massingham

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"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]

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Little Massingham is also known as Massingham Parva.
See also Great Massingham.

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Church Directories

  • 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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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Description, services, etc.
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Church Records

Marriages 1559-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 8.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Little Massingham was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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History

McLeod, Ronald Fisher
Massingham Parva, past and present.
[London, Waterlow and Sons, 1882]
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Maps

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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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18011414  93
18111218101
18211120125
18312424165
184126--152
185129--134
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186129--132
18712931122
18813343147
18914040180
19013737187
1911--46211

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.