"SNETTERTON, a parish of scattered houses, 3 miles N. of East Harling, has 261 souls and 2174 acres, of which only 1668 acres are assessable. It is in five farms, three belonging to the Earl of Albemarle, and two to Sir T.B. Beevor, the lord of the manor.The Earl is patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12.17.1d., and consolidated with Quiddenham, in the incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. E.S. Keppel. The Church (All Saints) has a tower and four bells, and here was anciently another church dedicated to St. Andrew. The Church Land is 26A. 2R., let for only £3.15. The poor have £3 a year out of the Hall farm, left by an unknown donor. The rector built a School here in 1836, and supports it for the education of the poor." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pamela Littlefair]


See also Snettisham.


Church Directories

  • 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 All Saints.

Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Snetterton 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

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Land & Property

Davison, Alan J.
Some aspects of the agrarian history of Hargham and Snetterton as revealed in The Buxton MSS.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.35, 1973]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



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Poor Houses, Poor Law