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Crownthorpe

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"CROWNTHORPE, a small village and parish, 2 miles W.N.W. of Wymondham, has 111 souls, and 685 acres of land, all (except 16A. 16P. of glebe,) the property of Lord Wodehouse, the patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 12s. 6d., and now having a yearly rent of £150, awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. Algernon Wodehouse is the incumbent, and contributed liberally towards the restoration of the Church (St. James,) which was new roofed and handsomely refitted with open seats, &c., in 1844. A commodious Rectory House is about to be erected." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church was dedicated to St James.
    It became a chapel of ease to Wicklewood in the 1970s, then was converted into a house.
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Church History

Church of St James
Description and pictures.
Church of St James
Picture of the church.
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Church Records

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), Crownthorpe was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Wicklewood Archive: for Wicklewood and Crownthorpe.
Description, history, school, pictures, etc.
Wicklewood and Crownthorpe Parish Council
Parish councillors, minutes, newsletters, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Crownthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Crownthorpe is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Crownthorpe 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 TG082031 (Lat/Lon: 52.586103, 1.072196), Crownthorpe 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
18011118  85
18111118101
18211320103
18311321106
184120--111
185120--100
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186118--97
1871191990
1881181868
1891181882
1901171774
1911--1767

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.