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The History of Fersfield

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FERSFIELD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Guiltcross, hundred of Diss, E. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (W. N. W.) from Diss. It is an Ancient Parish in the Redenhall deanery of the diocese of Norwich and has been variously recorded as Fersevella, Fervessella, Ferefeud, Fairfeud, Fairvill, and Fersfell, all which seem to signify a Fair Fee, or Village. However, the village was recorded in the Domesday Book under Fersfield. The church is dedicated to Saint Andrew, and dates back, at least in part, to the 12th century. It holds a plain Norman font and a painted wooden effigy of Robert du Bois.

The sections below will take you to what we currently have about the history of Fersfield.

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