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ABOUT THE PARISH

The parish of Bressingham and Fersfield is a large parish on the southern border of the county of Norfolk in the east of England. The name ‘Bressingham’ comes from the Old English meaning ‘homestead of the people of Briosa’. The parish incorporates several scattered hamlets around a number of commons, including Fen Street, Fersfield and Wilney Green. The parish is in the district of South Norfolk and is within the Norfolk county council’s electoral division of West Depwade. The electoral ward is Bressingham and Burston.

Bressingham covers an area of 15.77 km 2 (6.09 sq mi) and had a population of 751 in 305 households as of the 2001 census, the population increasing to 882 at the 2011 Census (Wikipedia).

Fersfield was the home parish of Francis Blomefield, whose History of Norfolk documents the history of much of South Norfolk.

Further statistics about the district of South Norfolk can be found here.

Sources: Norfolk Heritage Explorer and Wikipedia

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