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"CORPUSTY is a village and parish, on the south side of the Bure, 5½ miles N.W. by W. of Aylsham, and 6 miles S.S.E. of Holt, containing 449 souls, and 1018A. 2R. 21P. of land, including 49A. of common. The soil belongs chiefly to Jeremiah Ives and W.E.L. Bulwer, Esqrs., the latter of whom is lord of the manor of Hinton [sic] and Heydon, which extends into this parish; and the former is patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4. 12s. 8d., and augmented from 1746 to 1810, with £1000 of Queen Anne's Bounty, though valued in 1831, at only £62. The Rev. Saml. Ashby is the incumbent. The Church (St. Peter,) is a single pile, with a tower and one bell." [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 Peter.
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Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Holman, Peter
Six high and lonely churches.
St Giles, Bradfield; St Peter, Corpusty; St Peter, North Barningham; All Saints, Skeyton; All Saints, Thwaite; St Andrew, Wickmere.
[ISBN 0952156474, Aylsham, Aylsham Local History Society, 1997]
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1730-1812, Marriages 1730-1812 and Burials 1730-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Corpusty was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Davies, Lily May
Memories of my Childhood in Corpusty.
[1995]
Wilson, Janet
The Heritage of Corpusty and Saxthorpe.
[North Walsham, Rounce and Wortley, 1990]
Wilson, Janet; and Brewster, Anne
Saxthorpe and Corpusty: twin villages and their churches on the River Bure.
[Norwich, Gallpen Press, 1988]
Corpusty Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Corpusty Black Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Corpusty White Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Corpusty Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Corpusty 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 Corpusty 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 TG112302 (Lat/Lon: 52.827454, 1.13408), Corpusty 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  40  56278
1811  52  56345
1821  47109451
1831  98  98468
1841  99--449
1851108--492
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861107--425
1871103103414
1881  95  98379
1891102102384
1901106106431
1911--105449

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.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parishes of Themelthorpe, Wood-Dalling, Reepham, Cawston, and Corpusty is mainly attributed to the migration of labourers to other parts."
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Schools

Wilson, Janet; and Houston, Winifred
Corpusty Village School.
[Corpusty and Saxthorpe Women's Institute, no date]