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Old Catton

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"CATTON, which gives name to a police division, is a delightful suburban village and parish, 2 miles N. of Norwich, having many picturesque mansions, ornamented with tasteful plantations and pleasure grounds, and containing 650 inhabitants, and about 900 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, many of whom reside here, and have purchased the rectorial tithes of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, who are lords of the manor and patrons of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Margaret, and is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4. 13s. 9d. It has 17A. of glebe, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Richard Hart, A.B., who has £160 a year in lieu of the vicarial tithes, and £10 a year from the rectorial tithes. The church has a round tower, with an octangular top; and in the interior are many handsome mural monuments, to the Corie, Bronde, Blanks, Brereton, Busby, and other families. . . . Here is a Free School, supported by subscription; and in the village is a small Wesleyan Chapel. The POST OFFICE is at Mr. Thos. Walker's. New Catton is a modern suburb, in St. Clement's parish, Norwich." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Old Catton is also known as Catton.
See also New Catton.

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Cemeteries

Rye, Walter
History of the Parish of Catton in the City of Norwich.
Including houses, families, church and churchyard inscriptions.
[Norwich, Roberts and Co., Rye's monographs of Norwich hamlets no.5, 1919]
Church of St Margaret
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.
Church of St Margaret
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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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.
    Until 1857 it had been in the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.
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Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Pictures of the church.
 
Methodist Church
Services, news, events, etc.
Beckett, Frank
Old Catton Methodist Chapel.
[In Norwich Local Studies Library, 1988]
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Church Records

Goulty, George A.
The registers, monuments and other miscellaneous records of St Margaret's Church, Old Catton, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0902544551, 1997]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Old Catton was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Old Catton Community
Description, history, pictures, parish council, organisations, maps, etc.
Old Catton Post Mill
Description, history and map.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Old Catton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Old Catton 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 Old Catton 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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History

Booty, Maire; and Jeffries, George
Old Catton in the twentieth century: from country village to city suburb.
[ISBN 0953999807, Old Catton Society, 2001]
Manning, I.M.
A History of Old Catton.
[Old Catton, 1982]
Moore, W.K.
A social and economic history of Catton, Norfolk, 1851-1871.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2000]
Rye, Walter
History of the Parish of Catton in the City of Norwich.
Including houses, families, church and churchyard inscriptions.
[Norwich, Roberts and Co., Rye's monographs of Norwich hamlets no.5, 1919]
Tillett, Edward A.
Norwich Scrapbooks: Norwich Hamlets: Vol.3: Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe, Trowse, Bracondale, and Lakenham.
Newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, extracts from Blomefield, etc.
[In Norwich Local Studies Library, 1900s]
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Land & Property

Catton Park
Description, history, pictures, maps, etc.
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Catton Old Hall: a history.
[Unpublished typescript in Norfolk Local Studies Library, 1992]
Leggett, Judy (editor)
Historic Houses of Old Catton.
With name index.
[ISBN 0953999815, Old Catton Society, 2010]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG234129 (Lat/Lon: 52.667378, 1.301793), Old Catton which are provided by:

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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
1801---123589
1811126131654
1821123127639
1831121125592
1841135---650
1851138---618
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861133---  646
1871138140  682
1881164169  751
18912322271098
19012612611238  a
 --152  659  b
1911---149  634

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.

1831 Census
"The Parish of Catton has decreased in Population (47 Persons) chiefly attributed to the removal of a School."
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."
1901 Census
"Including part of George Hill."
a - These figures are from the 1901 population tables.
b - These figures (for 1901) are from the 1911 population tables.
1911 Census
Out of the population of 634, 40 were in two institutions or large establishments.
"By the Norwich (Extension) Order, 1907, which came into operation on the 9th November, 1907, part of St. Faith's Rural District (viz., parts of Catton and Sprowston Civil Parishes) was transferred to Norwich County Borough (and Civil Parish)."
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Societies

Old Catton Society
Meetings, publications, pictures, etc.