"AYLMERTON, 3 miles S.W. of Cromer, has in its parish 289 souls, and 1679 acres, including a high ridge of open heath, on which are the ruins of a beacon. W. H. Windham, Esq., owns the greater part of the soil and is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church (St. John the Baptist,) which has a round embattled tower. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 11s., and in 1831, at £370, with that of Runton annexed to it, is enjoyed by the Rev. Robt. C. Windham, A.B., who has here 41A. 2R. 5P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £228, awarded in 1842, in lieu of tithes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • 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 John the Baptist.

Church History


Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1725-1811 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

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), Aylmerton was in Erpingham Registration District.

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Historical Geography

Aylmerton 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

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Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (59): Felbrigg, Aylmerton, Metton, Sustead, and Gresham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1825.
Great Britain: Statute
Felbrigg and other parishes inclosure act, 1825.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Felbrigg, Aylmerton, Metton, Sustead, and Gresham, in the county of Norfolk: 22nd June 1825.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1825]
[London, Dorington and Son, 1825]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



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Poor Houses, Poor Law