"CRINGLEFORD, 2½ miles S.W. of Norwich, is a small village of neat houses, with a large corn-mill and a good bridge on the river Yare; and comprises in its parish 191 inhabitants, and about 1000A. of land, belonging to several proprietors; but the trustees of St. Giles' Hospital, Norwich, are lords of the manor, impropriators of the tithes, and patrons of the perpetual curacy, valued, in 1831, at £205, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Charles Turner. The Church (St. Peter,) is a small edifice, with a square tower and three bells, and was a rectory till Sir Alexander de Vaux sold it to Bishop Suffield, who appropriated it to St. Giles' Hospital. The village was totally consumed by fire in Elizabeth's reign, and an act was passed for its re-edification, in 1581." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, 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 Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Description, services and pictures.
Cogswell, Thomas Smith
The Armorials in the Church of St Peter at Cringleford, with remembrances and recollections.
[Cringleford, 1919]
Cogswell, Thomas Smith
Cringleford: its patrons, vicars, and curates, 1020-1920.
[Cringleford, 1920]
Cringleford Historical Society
The History of St Peter's Church, Cringleford.
[Cringleford Historical Society, 1986]

Church Records

Marriages 1561-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Cringleford Village
Societies, parish council, etc.
Cringleford Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, description, history, pictures, etc.
Cringleford Post Mill
Description and history.
Cringleford Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Cringleford which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Cringleford is in Humbleyard Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Cringleford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Cringleford Historical Society
A Brief History of Cringleford.
[Cringleford Historical Society, 1997]
Cringleford Historical Society
Cringleford over the years. (From the late 19th century).
[ISBN 0953011607, Cringleford Historical Society, 1997]
Cringleford Historical Society
Cringleford past and present.
[Cringleford Historical Society, 1990]
Terry, Ken
Cringleford within living memory: village reminiscences 1900-1950.
[ISBN 0953011617, Cringleford Historical Society, 1998]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG195057 (Lat/Lon: 52.604716, 1.24008), Cringleford which are provided by:


Names, Personal

Cringleford Historical Society
Cringleford Families, 1850-1950.
The families of Cannell, Candler, Patteson, Taylor, Harmer, Gilbert, Hinde, Rice, Lemmon and Tusting.
[ISBN 095301164X, Cringleford Historical Society, 2006]

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Cringleford became part of the Henstead Union, and the workhouse was at Swainsthorpe.
  • Terry, Ken
    Social Security in Cringleford 1777-1808.
    [Cringleford Historical Society, 1980s]


Cringleford Historical Society
Meetings, publications, pictures, etc.