In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Elsing like this:
ELSING, a parish in Mitford district, Norfolk; near the river Wensnm, 4½ miles NNE of Yaxham r. station, and 4¾ NE by E of East Dereham. Post town, Lyng, under Norwich. Acres, 1, 511. Real property, £2, 519. Pop., 392. Houses, 91. The property is divided among a few. Elsing Hall is the seat of Mrs. Frances Brown. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £299.* Patron, E.Browne, Esq. The church is ancient, has a fine canopied brass of 1347, and is good. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Charities, £28.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Elsing, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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