Place:Shimpling, Norfolk, England

Alt namesSimplingasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Simplingahamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.401°N 1.169°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoDiss Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"SHIMPLING, a parish, with a scattered village, in Depwade [registration] district, Norfolk; ½ a mile E of Burston [railway] station, and 3½ NE of Diss. Post town: Scole. Acres: 780. Real property: £1,584. Population: 219. Houses: 48. [Shimpling] Place belongs to the Duke of Grafton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £230. Patron: the Rev. J. W. Millard. The church was repaired in 1859. Charities, £13."

In 1935 the parish of Shimpling was abolished and the land and its inhabitants were absorbed by the parish of Burston.

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