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Deopham

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"DEOPHAM, or Deepham parish, 2½ miles S.E. of Hingham, includes the small village of Deopham Green, many scattered houses, 525 souls, and 1626 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, and lying in two manors, of which Lord Wodehouse and the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury are lords. The latter are appropriators of the rectory and patrons of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 7s. 11d., and in 1831 at £204, being augmented from 1716 to '18, with £70, given by them; £130, given by the Rev. Henry Rix, and £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, all laid out in land at Shipdham. The Rev. Richard Adams is the incumbent, and Misses Ames, of Bath, are lessees of the rectory. The Church (St. Andrew,) is a large edifice, with a square tower, half a mile from the village. . . . The Primitive Methodists have two small chapels here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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Deopham is about 5 miles W. of Wymondham.
It includes Deopham Green and Deopham Stallard.
The name may also be spelled Deepham.
It is pronounced as Deepam and as Deefam.

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Cemeteries

Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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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 is dedicated to St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Description, services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Plan of the church.
 
Deopham Green Methodist Church
Deopham Green Methodist Church: 1837-1987.
[Deopham, The Church, 1987]
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), Deopham was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

History of Deopham
Description, history, pictures, churches, censuses, maps, airfield, schools, etc.
There is a lot of information here. Several links from this Genuki Norfolk page are direct links into relevant pages on this site.
Deopham and Hackford Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Deopham Smock Mill
Description.
Deopham Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Deopham 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 Deopham 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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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Deopham Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Deopham, in the county of Norfolk.
[1812]
Allen, Richard
The parliamentary enclosure of Deopham, 1778-1814.
[Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group, in "Bulletin of the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group", no.8, 1999]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

Maps of Deopham
From the 18th century.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG051010 (Lat/Lon: 52.568317, 1.024732), Deopham 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
1801  56  78352
1811  59  77369
1821  68100471
1831  75110506
1841107---525
1851111---494
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861117---483
1871100114462
1881  89  90424
1891  93  93395
1901  82  83305
1911---  91341

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.

1901 Census
"Including Deopham Green, Deopham Stallard, and Low Common."
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Schools

Schools in Deopham
Description and picture.