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"CALTHORPE, 3½ miles N. of Aylsham, has in its parish 214 souls, and 1056A. 3R. 3P. of land, mostly the property of the Earl of Orford, the impropriator of the rectory, and lord of the manor. The Church (St. Margaret,) is a discharged vicarage, certified at £27, and valued, in 1831, at £143. The Norwich Charity Trustees are patrons, and the Rev. Wm. Heath Marsh, of Erpingham, is the incumbent. The glebe is 24A. 1R. 17P., and the tithes have been commuted for £140 to the vicar, and £195 per annum to the impropriator." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, 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 Margaret in some records, and to Our Lady and St Margaret in others.
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Church History

Church of Our Lady and St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of Our Lady and St Margaret
Description, services, picture, etc.
Gray, Philip T.
An architectural guide to the Churches of St Mary, Erpingham and Our Lady and St Margaret, Calthorpe, Norfolk.
[Erpingham, The Church, 1978]
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Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1696-1812, Marriages 1703-1811 and Burials 1696-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages 1558-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Calthorpe was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Calthorpe Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Calthorpe is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

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

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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG185319 (Lat/Lon: 52.840054, 1.242398), Calthorpe which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

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
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18013540173
18113840185
18213839184
18314856206
184148--214
185142--194
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186144--187
18714445217
18814343204
18914343229
19014242202
1911--42183

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.