"DILHAM, a pleasant scattered village, nearly 5 miles S.S.E. of North Walsham, has in its parish 488 souls, and 1563A. of land, on the south-west side of the small, but navigable river Ant. The soil belongs chiefly to W. H. Windham and S. T. Taylor, Esqrs. The former is lord of the manor, (fines arbitrary,) and the latter has a handsome seat here, called Hill House, and one of the prettiest pleasure grounds in the county, which, during the last 20 years, has been formed at much labour and expense, in what was previously a morass of 25 acres. . . . Dilham Staith, on the east side of the parish, is a hamlet on the navigation, partly in Smallburgh parish, and near it is Dilham Mill, with a dam of 15A. formed about 17 years ago. The CHURCH (St. Nicholas,) was rebuilt about 20 years ago of brick, except the round flint tower which was re-constructed of the old materials. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 7s. 4d., and in 1831 at £272, with that of Honing annexed to it, is in the gift of the Bishop of Ely, and incumbency of the Rev. Hicks Deacle, of Coltishall." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Helen Neave]
Dilham is about 9 miles E. of Aylsham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, 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 Nicholas.
For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Dilham was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.
This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Dilham was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.
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Dilham is in Tunstead Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Tunstead Hundred
- Description of Tunstead Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Dilham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Brittain, Harry
- Dilham "Castle".
(This is Dilham Hall).
[Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol 15, 1904]
- Manning, Mary
- Dilham Brickyard.
[London, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.6, no.2, 1997]
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of Claims (19): Dilham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1826.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Dilham Inclosure Act, 1826.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Dilham in the county of Norfolk: 11th April 1826.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1826]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG332251 (Lat/Lon: 52.77333, 1.455516), Dilham which are provided by:
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