"PLUMSTEAD, (LITTLE) 6 miles E. by N. of Norwich, is a village and parish, with 341 inhabitants, and 1375 acres of rich loamy land, the greater part of which is the property of the Rev. Charles Penrice, M.A., the lord of the manor, and patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's books at £7. 12s. 6d., and in 1831 at £800, with those of Witton and Brundall annexed to it. The rector has here 12A. of glebe, and a good Rectory House. The Hall, a handsome cottage orné, with embattled towers and turrets, surmounted by small octagonal spires, is occupied by Admiral Philip Stephens. The Church (St. Gervase,) is a small structure with a tower, and has in its chancel two beautiful marble monuments, one to the memory of Sir Edward Warner, who died in 1565; and the other in remembrance of Thomas Penrice, Esq., who died in 1816. The latter is an exact model of one to Scipio Africanus, at Rome. In 1834, the rector filled the east window with stained glass, representing, in different compartments, the fall of man, the Redeemer, the Crucifixion, and the four Evangelists." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Gervase and St Protase.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Great Plumstead and Little Plumstead (and Thorpe End) Parish Council
- Description, churches, parish council, meetings, minutes, parish magazine, etc.
- Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead, and Thorpe End
- Description, churches, etc.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Little Plumstead to another place.
Little Plumstead is in Blofield Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
- Description of Blofield Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Little Plumstead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Little Plumstead Inclosure Act, 1800.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the commons and waste grounds within the parish of Little Plumstead, in the county of Norfolk.
- Coxford, Brian
- Little Plumstead Brickworks.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.3, 1983]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG312122 (Lat/Lon: 52.657852, 1.417836), Little Plumstead which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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.)
- Little Plumstead Hospital
- This opened in 1930 for the care of mental health patients, and closed in the 1990s.
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.