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"CLIPPESBY parish, 9 miles N.W. of Yarmouth, has only a few scattered houses, 123 inhabitants, and 870A. 1R. 38P. of land, mostly belonging to Henry Muskett, Esq., of Clippesby House, a handsome modern mansion of white brick, with stone quoins and pilasters, pleasantly seated at the head of a fine lawn, sheltered on the north by thriving plantations. The Church (St. Peter) has a raised altar tomb to the memory of John Chippesbye [sic] and his wife, whose effigies are beautifully portrayed in brass. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £250. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £244. 19s. 4d. The glebe is 3A. 1R. 9P., and the Rev. Wm. Colby is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, 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.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1923 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Clippesby was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Clippesby is in West Flegg Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Clippesby 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG429146 (Lat/Lon: 52.674821, 1.591899), Clippesby 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
Families Population
1801   5   8   46
1811   6   9   42
1821   6   9   50
1831 11 17   79
1841 21 -- 123
1851 23 -- 120
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 22 --   97
1871 30 32 135
1881 30 30 123
1891 29 29 133
1901 24 24 104
1911 -- 33 138

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.