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Little Walsingham, Norfolk

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Little Walsingham, Norfolk

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townWALSINGHAM
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF9336
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population864
 

Other names by which Little Walsingham, Norfolk has been known in the past

New ~ New Walsingham ~ Walsingham ~ Walsingham Little ~ Walsingham New

Little Walsingham, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Walsingham (Little, or New), market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, on river Stiffkey, 4½ miles N. of Fakenham and 31 NE. of King's Lynn, 860 ac., pop. 1016; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. In the grounds of Walsingham Abbey are the ruins of an Augustinian priory of 12th century, and a little S. are the remains of a Franciscan convent founded about 1350. The shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was long famous, and attracted many distinguished pilgrims, one of the last of whom was Henry VIII.

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