Beeston St Andrew
"BEESTON ST. ANDREW, 3½ miles N.E. by N. of Norwich, has only 46 souls, and 620 acres of land, mostly the property of N. Micklethwait, Esq., and Mr. O. Barnes. The former owns the Hall, which has a well-wooded lawn, but is unoccupied. There has been no church here during the last two centuries, though the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £220, is still continued, as a sinecure, in the gift of F.R. Reynolds, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. John Collett Reynolds." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- 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 was dedicated to St Andrew but it was in ruins in the 17th century.
- The parish is ecclesiastically united with Sprowston.
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- Sneddon, Peter
- Heraldic arms of families connected to Beeston St Andrew and Sprowston.
Beeston St Andrew 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
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.
- 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."