Place:Beeston St. Lawrence, Norfolk, England

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NameBeeston St. Lawrence
Alt namesBeeston St Lawrencesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 57
Beeston Saint Lawrencesource: long form
Beeston-St. Lawrencesource: Family History Library Catalog
Besetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.734°N 1.44°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoTunstead Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Smallburgh Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
North Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Beeston St. Lawrence is one of four (!) places in Norfolk with "Beeston" in its name. Caution is called for in selecting the correct one.

Beeston St. Lawrence is now a village in the civil parish of Ashmanhaugh or Ashmanaugh in the English county of Norfolk, situated some 20 km north east of Norwich. Until 1935 Beeston St. Lawrence was a separate parish. It is quite small; Ashmanaugh parish, including Beeston St. Lawrence, has an area of 4.82 square kilometres and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 197 in 74 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of North Norfolk.

The church of Beeston St Lawrence is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

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