Place:Limpenhoe, Norfolk, England

Alt namesLimpehosource: Domesday Book (1985) p 191
Limpehousource: Domesday Book (1985) p 191
Linpehosource: Domesday Book (1985) p 191
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.568°N 1.542°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Cantley, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"LIMPENHOE, a parish, with a village, in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; near the Yarmouth railway and the river Yare, 2 miles WNW of Reedham [railway] station, and 11 ESE of Norwich. Post town: Reedham, under Norwich. Acres: 1,075. Real property: £1,918. Population: 227. Houses: 48. The property is much subdivided. Hill House is the seat of R. Bullard, Esq. The living is a vicarage,annexed to the rectory of Southwood, in the diocese of Norwich. The church has an ivy-mantled tower, and is good. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, and a national school."

In 1935 the parish of Limpenhoe was abolished and the area was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Cantley.

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