Place:Fritton-by-Morningthorpe, Norfolk, England

Alt namesFritton
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.4897°N 1.2686°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoDepwade Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Morningthorpe, Norfolk, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

Fritton was a separate civil parish until 1935 when it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Morningthorpe.

It has been named Fritton-by-Morningthorpe here to differentiate from Fritton and St Olaves, a parish south of Great Yarmouth that was in Suffolk until 1974, and also from a village in the parish of Ludham, north of Great Yarmouth, formerly in Smallburgh Rural District.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Fritton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FRITTON, a parish in Depwade [registration] district, Norfolk; 3½ miles E by S of Forncett [railway] station, and 6½ N of Harleston. Post town: Long Stratton. Acres: 889. Real property: £1,974. Population: 235. Houses: 52. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £257. Patron: Edward Howes, Esq. The church is good; and there are a national school and townlands £34."

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