"CLAXTON, 7½ miles S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 200 souls, and 977A. of land. Sir Chas. H. Rich owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the vicarage, which was valued in 1831 at £61, and was augmented with £200 of Q.A.B., in 1810. The Rev. John Gilbert, of Chedgrave, is the incumbent. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has inscriptions to the Gawdy, Bushby, Rouse, and other families. In the reign of Edward III., the Kerdistons had license to castellate their manor-house here, and a charter for a market and fair. Here are still some remains of the ancient manor-house. The Baptists have a chapel here, which was rebuilt in 1800, and is under the ministry of the Rev. Job Hupton, of Ashby." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]



Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Andrew.

Church History

Eleven Churches, a Guide to the Bramerton Group, Norfolk.
See Hellington

Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Claxton is in Loddon Hundred.

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

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Land & Property



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Poor Houses, Poor Law