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"CROXTON, 2 miles N. of Thetford, is a village on the acclivity of a steep hill, crowned with trees, which may be seen at the distance of many miles in this open and champaign country. Its parish contains 330 inhabitants, and about 4592A. of light sandy land, a great part of which is sheep walk and rabbit warren. Lord Ashburton owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor of Sibton; but a portion of the parish is in Broomhill manor, belonging to Christ's College, Cambridge, together with the advowson of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £100. It was augmented in 1809 and '19, with £400 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. H.S.M. Hubert, M.A., for whom a new Vicarage House was erected in 1843, at the cost of £700." [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 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 All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Pictures of the church.
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Church Records

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), Croxton was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Croxton 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 Croxton 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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History

Clover, R.D.
Tale of an area: a village study and history of Croxton, Kilverstone, and Barnham (Suffolk) and the infancy of Thetford.
[ISBN 0950547905, Thetford, 1975]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL873867 (Lat/Lon: 52.446228, 0.755052), Croxton 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
18013840206
18114243203
18214349246
18315258278
184157--330
185177--387
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186185--428
18718699391
18817272308
18916970326
19016666293
1911--70307

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.