Place:Hassingham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesHasingehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.585°N 1.491°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Strumpshaw, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"HASSINGHAM, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; on the Norwich and Yarmouth railway, adjacent to the river Yare, near Buckenham [railway] station, 7½ miles ESE of Norwich. Post town: Cantley, under Norwich. Acres: 574. Real property: £970. Population: 118. Houses: 23. The property is divided among three. The manor belongs to Sir T. B. Proctor Beauchamp, Bart. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Buckenham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church has a circular tower, and was recently repaired. Charitics, £3 and an alms house."

In 1935 Hassingham parish was abolished and absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Strumpshaw.

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