Dunton cum Doughton


"DUNTON-WITH-DOUGHTON, 3½ miles W. of Fakenham, form a parish of 147 souls, two farm houses, a few cottages, and about 1,600 acres of land, on the north side of the vale of the Wensum. The Earl of Leicester is owner of the soil and lord of the manor, which was given by Henry VIII., to Ralph de Hauville, to be held by the service of keeping the King's falcons; but in the reign of Elizabeth it passed to Chief Justice Coke. The Earl is also patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £111. The Rev. Stephen Allen of Erpingham, is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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 Peter.

Church Records

Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1784-1809 and Burials 1727-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages 1784-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 8.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Historical Geography

Dunton cum Doughton is in Gallow Hundred.

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

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