"ALDBOROUGH, or ALBOROUGH, 5 miles N. by W. of Aylsham, has in its parish 293 souls, and 768 acres of land; and has a large stock fair, on the 21st and 22nd of June, unless these dates fall on Friday and Saturday, when it is held on the following Monday and Tuesday. Part of the parish is in Lord Suffield's manor of Hanworth, but a great part of the soil belongs to J.J. Gay, Esq., who has been a magistrate forty years, and resides at the New Hall, a handsome mansion in a well-wooded lawn, erected in 1636, and enlarged in 1818. The manor of Aldborough was long held by the De Herewards, and was carried in marriage by the heiress of T. Parker, Esq., to the Gays, about the close of the 16th century." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1725-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
- Churchwardens' Rates
- Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1732, 1745, 1754, 1762, 1770, 1774-1775, and 1809-1810.
- Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
- Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1675-1679, 1699-1701, 1731-1736, and 1809-1810.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Entwistle, Keith
- A century of faces and places: a history of Aldborough and Thurgarton, 1900-2000.
[ISBN 0954393503, Aldborough Village History Society, 2002]
- Aldborough Village Pages
- Pictures, businesses, school, events, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
- Aldborough Water Mill
- Description, history and pictures.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aldborough to another place.
Aldborough is in North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
- Description of North Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Aldborough has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG184343 (Lat/Lon: 52.861565, 1.242913), Aldborough which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.
- 1861 Census
- "The decrease of population in the parishes of Trimingham, Hanworth, Aldborough, and Gresham is attributed to the migration of labourers to other parts."