"ASHMANHAUGH, a small parish, 7 miles S. by E. of North Walsham, and 10 miles N.E. by N. of Norwich, has 180 souls, and 666A. of land, mostly the property of Sir J.R. Preston, the lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the perpetual curacy, which was certified at £10, and valued in 1831, at £41, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Thos. Hulton. It was augmented from 1731 to 1810, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and in 1758, with £200, given by Isaac Preston, Esq. With these sums 27A. of land was purchased. The old gleb e is 5A. 2R., and the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £145 per annum.The Church (St. Swithen,) was repaired, repewed, and the tower rebuilt, in 1841-2." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Helen Neave]


Ashmanhaugh is about 9 miles E.S.E. of Aylsham.
The name is pronounced Ashmanner.



Rye, Walter
The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Tunstead, in the county of Norfolk.
The parishes included are: Ashmanhaugh, Bacton, Barton Turf, Beeston St Lawrence, Bradfield, Crostwight, Dilham, Edingthorpe, Felmingham, Honing, Horning, Hoveton St John, Hoveton St Peter, Irstead, Neatishead, North Walsham, Paston, Ridlington, Sco Ruston, Sloley, Smallburgh, Swafield, Tunstead, Westwick, Witton, and Worstead.
[Norwich, Goose, 1891]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, 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 Swithin.

Church History

Church of St Swithin
Description, history, location, services, pictures, etc.
Church of St Swithin
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1562-1812, Banns 1562-1812, Marriages 1562-1901 and Burials 1562-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Ashmanhaugh was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Ashmanhaugh was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Ashmanhaugh is in Tunstead Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Tunstead Hundred
Description of Tunstead Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Ashmanhaugh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Ashmanhaugh (10) and Irstead.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1808.
Great Britain: Statute
Ashmanhaugh Inclosure Act, 1808.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Ashmanhaugh, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1808]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG312208 (Lat/Lon: 52.735044, 1.423158), Ashmanhaugh which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law