"ATTLEBRIDGE, on the north bank of the Wensum, and on the Fakenham turnpike, 8 miles N.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 94 souls, and 1206 acres of land, mostly belonging to N. Micklethwait, Esq., the lord of the manor and impropriator. Formerly, here was a hamlet called Dighton, or Dike-townhills; and there was also a Hermitage, near the river, which is now crossed by a strong wooden bridge. The Church (St. Andrew,) is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 6s. 10½d., and consolidated with the rectory of Alderford." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Attleborough.



Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Churches and Churchyards of St Andrew, Attlebridge with St John the Baptist, Alderford.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2009]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Taverham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.

Church History

Wortley, John Dixon
The parishes and churches of Attlebridge and Morton-on-the-Hill.
[Norwich, Goose, 1925]
Church of St Andrew
Services, picture, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.

Church Records

Rowles, Stuart; and Goulty, George A.
The Parish Registers of Attlebridge: Baptisms 1712-1842, Marriages 1725-1837, Burials 1716-1842. Transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1993]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Attlebridge was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Description and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Attlebridge which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Attlebridge is in Taverham Hundred.

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

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


Land and Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Church Farmhouse, Attlebridge: A history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2001]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG129170 (Lat/Lon: 52.708427, 1.150129), Attlebridge which are provided by:


Names, Personal


Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801   4 20   85
1811   8 14   95
1821   9 19 105
1831 15 21 117
1841 16 --   94
1851 16 -- 100
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 19 -- 93
1871 17 17 84
1881 16 17 66
1891 15 17 78
1901 17 17 64
1911 -- 15 73

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.

1801 Census
The number of inhabited houses really is only 4.
1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."

Other population figures