Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SANDRINGHAM

SANDRINGHAM, a parish in Freebridge-Lynn district, Norfolk; 1¾ mile N E of Wolverton r. station, and 7½ N N E of Lynn. Post-town, Dersingham, under Lynn. Acres, 1, 172. Real property, £878. Pop., 56. Houses, 13. The entire property, together with that of Wolverton, Babingley, West Newton, and parts of Appleton and Dersingham parishes, was purchased from the Hon.S. Cowper by the Prince of Wales, for about £222,000. S. House is the Prince's seat; was, at first, a plain modernstucco building; and was extended, in 1866-8, by theaddition of a handsome new edifice. The estate is well-stocked with game. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Babingley, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £210* Patron, the Prince of Wales. The church was restored in 1857. The churchyard contains an altar-tomb of 1866, erected at the expense of the Prince of Wales, to the memory of the late rector, the Rev. G. B. Moxon.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Sandringham CP/AP       Freebridge Lynn RegD/PLU       Norfolk AncC
Place: Sandringham

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