Whissonsett  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whissonsett like this:

WHISSONSETT, a parish, with a village, in Mitford district, Norfolk; 3½ miles SW of Ryburgh r. station, and 4¼ S of Fakenham. It has a post-office under Swaffham, and a fair on Whit-Wednesday. Acres, 1,344. Real property, £3,126. Pop., 692. Houses, 156. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with Horningtoft, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £714.* Patron, the Rev. E.Kemp. The church was recently much improved: and a new national school was built in 1869.

Whissonsett through time

Whissonsett is now part of Breckland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Breckland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Whissonsett itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whissonsett, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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