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Little Snoring

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Little Snoring is a village and a civil parish in Norfolk, England.[1]

The village is approximately 2 miles (3 km) east-north-east from the town of Fakenham, 17 miles (27 km) west-south-west from Cromer, and to the side of the A148 road.[2]

At the 2011 Census, it had population of 619.[3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

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Little Snoring has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[4] In the Great Book (jargon for "The Domesday Book"[citation needed]) Little Snoring is recorded by the names "Esnaringa", "Snaringa" and "Snarlinga", named after "Snare", the settlers' leader, and thus the name Little Snoring evolved over the centuries. It was the king's land with the main landholders being William de Warenne and Peter de Valognes and his main tenant is said to be Ralph.

Within the parish of Little Snoring, at a place called Queensgate, was a house of the Order of St Lazarus. It is mentioned in the will of Alexander, Rector of Snoring Parva, in 1380. Nothing further about the house is known.[5]


The parish church of Saint Andrew, Little Snoring
The parish church of Saint Andrew, Little Snoring

The church of Little Snoring St Andrew is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.[citation needed] The church and its separate tower are Grade I listed buildings.[6][7]

The village has an airfield, formerly RAF Little Snoring, part of which is still active as a private airfield, whilst the other part now belongs to a potato-producing company.


Village amenities include a school, post office and the Green Man public house.

The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, p.227, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk, p.191, Little Snoring, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  5. ^ "Snoring Parva Lazarus House, near Fakenham" Archived 25 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine,
  6. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1373753)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1049264)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 September 2014.

External links

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