Sporle  Norfolk


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

SPORLE-WITH-PALGRAVE, a parish in Swaffham district, Norfolk; on the East Anglian railway, 2¼ miles-NE of Swaffham. It has a post-office, of the name of Sporle, under Swaffham. Acres, 3,817. Real property, £6,678. Pop., 806. Houses, 186. The manor belongs to St. Katherine's Hospital,, London. ...

An alien black priory was founded here in the time of Henry II.; was given, by Henry VI., to Eton College; and has left some vestiges. The living is a vicarage and a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £300. Patron, Eton College. The church is early English. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, an endowed school with £32 a year, and charities £90.

Sporle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st September 2021

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