"ALTHORPE, or Alethorpe, 2 miles E. by N. of Fakenham, is an extra-parochial farm of 8 souls, and 280 acres of land, but pays tithes to Fakenham, and anciently had a Church (All Saints,) and 50 houses. Sir L. Jones is the owner, and Mrs. Ann Riches the farmer." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church was dedicated to All Saints, but it had gone before 1845.
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Alethorpe is in Gallow Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Gallow Hundred
- Description of Gallow Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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