"SHIMPLING, 3½ miles N.E. of Diss, has in its parish 230 souls, and 670 acres of land, exclusive of commons. Thos. Dyson, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the Duke of Grafton owns the farm and ancient house, called Shimpling Place; and the Rev. Henry Harrison, of Palgrave, has an estate here, and is patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £226. The Church (St. George,) has a tower and four bells. The glebe is 20A. The Church land is 6½A., and the poor have 12s. a year, left by Wm. Dennington, in 1725." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, 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 George.
- Church of St George
- Description and pictures.
- Cattermole, Paul
- Notes on the Parish Church of St George, Shimpling, Norfolk.
[Shimpling, The Churchwardens, 1984]
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Shimpling is in Diss Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Diss Hundred
- Description of Diss Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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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.