"ASHWELLTHORPE, 9 miles S.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 469 souls, and 809 acres of land, anciently in two parishes, called Ashwell and Thorpe, and held for a long period by the family of De Thorpe, from whom the manor passed to the Bouchier, Knyvett, and Wilson families. Lord Berners, the head of the latter family, is the present owner, and also patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6.13s.4d., and in 1831 at £650, with that of Wreningham annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. Robt. Wilson, . . . The Church (All Saints,) is an ancient fabric, with a square tower and five bells, and has a neat mural tablet in memory of the late Lord Berners, who died in 1838. In a chapel, on the north side of the chancel, is the altar tomb of Sir Edmund de Thorpe, bearing effigies of himself and lady. He was slain at the siege of Lover's castle, in Normandy, but was interred here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]
- Chambers, Wilfred J.
- Inscriptions in Ashwellthorpe Church.
[Notes and Queries 1922]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Depwade, 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 All Saints.
- Cattermole, Paul
- A 14th-century contract for carpenter's work at Ashwellthorpe Church (All Saints).
[Norfolk Archaeology, v40:3, 1989]
- Martindale, Andrew
- The Ashwellthorpe Triptych.
[Woodbridge, Boydell Press, in "Early Tudor England", proceedings of the 1987 Harlaxton Symposium, 1989]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Ashwellthorpe to another place.
Ashwellthorpe is in Depwade Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Depwade Hundred
- Description of Depwade Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Ashwellthorpe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Lawrence, Michael
- Ashwellthorpe and its history.
[Ashwellthorpe, Ashwellthorpe Hall Association, 1999]
- Lawrence, Michael
- Ashwellthorpe Hall and its history.
[ISBN 0953787818, Holt, Meniscus, 2001]
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (26): Fundenhall and Ashwellthorpe.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Fundenhall and Ashwellthorpe Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Fundenhall and Ashwellthorpe, in the county of Norfolk: 21st May 1811.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1811]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM140976 (Lat/Lon: 52.53408, 1.154079), Ashwellthorpe which are provided by:
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- 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.)
- Robbie, Jennifer
- Ashwellthorpe War Memorial.
[ISBN 0954089405, Aspects of Ashwellthorpe History, JMR Publications, 2001]