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The small north Norfolk village of Great Snoring is a charming rural village only 7 miles inland from the coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea. At the centre of Great Snoring stands the 13th century church of St Mary. The village itself is a very traditional Norfolk village with pretty red brick and flint cottages.


There are many thoughts from locals at to where the intriguing name of the village and its sister village Little Snoring derived from : possibly from the form of snow in the villages in a circle ‘snow ring’ to the more accurate history of the 14th century gentry the ‘de Snoryng’ Family. Ideas can also be traced back to 450AD and the Saxon invasions where the name of Snoring as a settlement of Snear (meaning swift, bright or alert)


The neighbouring village of Walsingham is best known for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and the grounds of the Walsingham Abbey are famous for the spectacular ruins of the mediaeval priory and a place of pilgrimage. During the late spring the grounds are equally famous for the carpets of bluebells displayed the 18-acre woodland and throughout February you can see the masses of tiny white snowdrops. Walsingham village well worth a visit there are many cafes quaint shops and pubs including The Black Lion restaurant. The market town of Fakenham is only 4 miles away and the picturesque town of Holt is 12 miles north east of the village.


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