Place:Little Plumstead, Norfolk, England

NameLittle Plumstead
Alt namesPlumestedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Plumestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Plummestedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Plummestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.651°N 1.423°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
Great and Little Plumstead, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish of which it was part from 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"PLUMSTEAD (Little), a parish, with a village, in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; 2 miles N N W of Brundall [railway] station, and 5 E by N of Norwich. Post-town: Norwich. Acres: 1,395. Real property: £3,377. Population: 319. Houses: 72. The property is divided among three. [Plumstead] Hall is the seat of Jecks, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value and Patron: not reported. The church is neat and good; has a round tower, and a fine E window; and contains several monuments. There are a national school and a fuel allotment £48."

In 1935 Little Plumstead and Great Plumstead and the village of Thorpe End (part of Little Plumstead parish) merged into the one civil parish of Great and Little Plumstead.

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