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"CARBROOKE, a long village with several neat houses, 2½ miles E. of Watton, has in its parish 807 souls, and 3026 acres of land; mostly belonging to Sir W.R. Clayton, and Richard Dewing, Esq. The former is lord of the manors of Carbrooke and Woodhall, and the latter is seated at the Hall, which was much enlarged about twelve years ago. The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul) was rebuilt in the reign of Henry VI., and is a handsome lofty edifice, with a tower 33 yards high, containing five bells. A fine Gothic screen divides the nave and chancel, and the roof of the former is richly carved and painted; the supporters resting in half-length figures with clasped hands. The Knights Templar had 16 stalls in the chancel, but they were converted into pews many years ago. The church has of late years undergone many judicious repairs. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7. 12s. 6d., and in 1831, at £113, in the patronage of Richd. Dewing, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Thos. Ainsworth, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

See also Brooke.



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 Church and Churchyard of SS Peter and Paul, Carbrooke, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2004]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Breckles, 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 Peter and St Paul.

Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description, history, pictures, etc.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Services, etc.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.
Church Bells
Bells and Bellringing.
Carbrooke Methodist Church
Carbrooke Methodist Church Centenary, 1970.
[Carbrooke, 1970]
Primitive Methodist Church
Description, picture and map.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1881-1915, Marriages 1813-1837 and Burials 1813-1868.
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), Carbrooke was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Carbrooke History and Heritage
Description, history, people, school, churches, censuses, mills, pictures, etc.
Saunders, Dorothy; and Saunders, Stanley
Carbrooke in the Past.
[Watton, D. and S. Saunders, 1986]
Wayland Partnership Development Trust
A History of Carbrooke.
[Wayland Partnership Development Trust, Capturing our Wayland Heritage, Including DVD, 2011]
Carbrooke Parish Council
News, meetings, minutes, etc.
Carbrooke Mill Drift Early Post Mill
Description and history.
Carbrooke Mill Drift Later Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Carbrooke Mill Lane Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Carbrooke Mill Lane Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Carbrooke Shipdham Road Post Mill
Description and history.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Carbrooke is in Wayland Hundred.

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

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



Riley, Helen
Carbrooke and the Commanderie of the Knights Hospitallers
[Carbrooke Heritage Project, 2002]
Riley, Helen
The Knights Hospitallers: Who were they?
[Carbrooke Heritage Project, 2002]

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   69 101 536
1811   88 110 615
1821 154 154 771
1831 152 155 789
1841 160 --- 807
1851 175 --- 796
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 172 --- 751
1871 166 188 704
1881 150 153 612
1891 142 142 534
1901 133 132 552
1911 --- 139 545

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.

1901 Census
"Including Caudlesprings."

Other population figures



Carbrooke Heritage Group
Description, projects, meetings, etc.