Place:Long Stratton, Norfolk, England

NameLong Stratton
Alt namesStratton-St. Marysource: Family History Library Catalog
Stratunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Stretunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.483°N 1.233°E
Located inNorfolk, England     (1935 - )
See alsoDepwade Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Stratton-St. Mary, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Long Stratton in 1935
Stratton-St. Michael, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish absorbed into Long Stratton in 1935
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Long Stratton is a civil parish in South Norfolk, in the east of England. It consists of two villages; the larger, Stratton-St. Mary, is to the south, and the other, Stratton-St. Michael, is to the north. According to the UK census of 2011 it is home to a substantial population of 4,424.

The two villages were formerly each civil parishes in their own right, but were abolished and absorbed into the civil parish of Long Stratton in 1935. As can be seen from the quotation from Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 Stratton-St. Mary had been called Long Stratton for a long time before the change was made.

The village is situated half-way between the county town of Norwich and the market town of Diss; along the Roman-built road, the A140 (once known as Pye Road) - which runs from Cromer in North Norfolk to Ipswich in Suffolk.

Long Stratton borders five other parishes (some of which have only existed under their currect names since 1974): Tharston and Hapton, Tasburgh, Morningthorpe, Pulham Market, and Wacton.

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

"STRATTON (Long), or [Stratton]-St. Mary, a village and a parish in Depwade [registration] district, Norfolk. The village stands 2 miles E of Forncett [railway] station, and 10¼ SSW of Norwich; was the Estratnnas of the East Anglian kings; is a seat of petty-sessions, and a polling place; and has a head post-office, a good inn, a restored ancient church, an Independent chapel, a national school, a weekly market on Tuesday, and fairs on Whit-Tuesday, and 12 Oct. The parish includes Wood-Green hamlet, and comprises 1,517 acres. Real property: £3,751. Population: 743. Houses: 159. [Stratton] House is the seat of R. R. Burroughs, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £424. Patron: Caius College, Cambridge."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Long Stratton. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Long Stratton. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.