Place:Stokesby with Herringby, Norfolk, England

NameStokesby with Herringby
Alt namesStochessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Stokesbeisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Stokesbeysource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Stokesby cum Herringby
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.638°N 1.591°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoEast Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Stokesby with Herringby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It comprises the village of Stokesby and the surrounding rural area including the hamlet of Herringby. It is situated on the banks of the River Bure, some 10 km west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 25 km east of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of 8.61 km² and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 293 in 116 households, the population increasing to 330 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Great Yarmouth.

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Stokesby and Herringby made up a single ancient parish as is shown by these excerpts from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 as provided by A Vision of Britain through Time.

"STOKESBY, a parish, with a village, in Flegg [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Bure, 5 miles N by E of Reedham [railway] station, and 5½ E by N of Yarmouth. It has a post-office under Norwich and a ferry. Acres: 2,119. Real property: £2,997. Population: 418. Houses: 88. The property is divided among four. The living is a rectory, united with Herringby, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £526. Patron: the Rev. T. Beard. The church is good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel and 20 acres of poors' land." (Vision reference 5744)
"HERRINGBY, a hamlet in Stokesby parish, Norfolk; on the river Bure, 5 miles WNW of Yarmouth. It formerly had an hospital, founded, in 1475, by Hugh Attefenne; it formerly also was a parish; and it still ranks as a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Stokesby, in the diocese of Norwich." (Vision reference 25220)

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