Place:Shelfanger, Norfolk, England

Alt namesScelnangrasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Sceluangrauasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.401°N 1.084°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoDiss Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1902
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1902-1974
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

Shelfanger is a village situated about 3 miles from the town of Diss in Norfolk, England. It covers an area of and had a population of 362 in 150 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 378 at the 2011 census.

In years gone by there were a school, a post office, a pub, three shops and a blacksmiths. These have all now been closed down.

This village has been previously recorded as Scelvangra, Schelfangyll, Shelfangles, Shelfhangre and Shelfhanger, though the significance of its name is largely unknown. In 1603, it had 142 communicants and in 1736 had nearly 40 dwellinghouses, and contained about 200 inhabitants.

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