Place:


Little Walsingham  Norfolk

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Little Walsingham like this:

Walsingham (Little, or New), market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, on river Stiffkey, 4½ miles N. of Fakenham and 31 NE. of King's Lynn, 860 ac., pop. 1016; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. In the grounds of Walsingham Abbey are the ruins of an Augustinian priory of 12th century, and a little S. are the remains of a Franciscan convent founded about 1350. The shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was long famous, and attracted many distinguished pilgrims, one of the last of whom was Henry VIII.

Little Walsingham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5464

Date accessed: 13th December 2019


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