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Cranwich

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"CRANWICH, on the south side of the river Wissey, 1½ mile W.N.W. of Mundford, and 6 miles N. of Brandon, is a parish, with 108 inhabitants, and 1549 acres of land, in one farm, belonging to Sir Richard Sutton, Bart. It gives name to a deanery. The Church (Virgin Mary) is a small neat edifice, with a round tower of great antiquity, supposed to have been built by the Danish King Harold. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 9s. 7d., and in 1843 at £450, with the vicarage of Methwold, annexed to it, is in the gift of H.S. Partridge Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. V.E. Eyre." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cranwich is about 8 miles N.W. of Thetford.
The name may also be spelled Cranwick.
See also Cranworth.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, 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 the Virgin Mary.
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Church History

Church of the Virgin Mary
Description and pictures.
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Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: Cranwich, 1691-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, monograph series no.10, 1986]
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Cranwich was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Cranwich is in Grimshoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Cranwich 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 TL779949 (Lat/Lon: 52.523324, 0.621414), Cranwich which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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
18011013  79
18111414  92
18211314  70
18311515  88
184116--108
185116--  96
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186115--88
1871171969
1881151569
1891141572
1901111158
1911--1457

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.