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Whissonsett or Witcingkeseta as it was known in the
Domesday Book means either the settlement of the Witcing tribe or
a place of watery meadows.
The village is in a valley on a tributary of the River
Wensum with many wells and springs so 'watery meadows' describes it
Set in the heart of rural Norfolk, it is situated
between the Market Towns of Fakenham and Dereham. Whissonsett is surrounded
by farm land and orchards; the Village itself encircles a beautiful
14th century Church.
It is an idyllic scene, but behind this seemingly
timeless picture is the hard work carried out by generation after
generation of ordinary Norfolk people to preserve and beautify the
church and village they love.
With a history dating from the Dark Ages and The Iceni
Tribe (Eceni) to Modern times there is a lot more to the Village than first
meets the eye, so whether you`re a villager or visitor we hope you
find something useful, interesting and informative.
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