"DUNHAM, (LITTLE) a village and parish, 1 mile S. of Graet [sic] Dunham, and 5 miles N.E. of Swaffham, has 298 souls and 1837A. 2R. 30P. of fertile land, mostly the property of Sir C.M. Clarke (lord of the manor,) W.O. Locke, Esq., Mr. Wm. Large, and Mr. John Jackson. Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, M.D., was created a baronet in 1831, and resides at Dunham Lodge, a neat mansion, erected in 1783 by Edward Parry, Esq., on a commanding eminence. Sir Charles is about to leave Norfolk, and has advertised the Lodge and 300A. of land for sale. (January, 1845.) The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) is a small antique fabric, with a square tower. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9. 16s., and now having 24A. 2R. 19P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of about £500 awarded in 1840, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. John Nelson, of Beeston, is patron and incumbent. Here is a small Primitive Methodist chapel." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Susan Well]
See also Great Dunham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.
- 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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Little Dunham is in Launditch Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
- Description of Launditch Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Little Dunham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Little Dunham Inclosure Act, 1794.
An act for dividing, allotting and inclosing the whole year lands, half year or shack lands, commons and waste grounds within the parish of Little Dunham in the county of Norfolk.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF868126 (Lat/Lon: 52.678932, 0.761745), Little Dunham which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.