"EATON, 2 miles S.W. of Norwich, is also in the vale of the Yare. The manor is about 1300 acres, and belongs to the Dean and Chapter, but the soil is let to a number of lessees, many of whom have handsome houses here. . . . EATON CHURCH, dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle, stands also on the Yare, about 2 miles S.W. of the [Norwich] Market place, and is a long ancient fabric, covered with thatch, and having an embattled tower, with two bells. It is a vicarage, not in charge, valued, in 1831, at £87, and augmented, in 1732, with £200 given by the Earl of Thanet, and £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. The Dean and Chapter are patrons, and the Rev. George Day, A.M., incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


It is a hamlet of the city, and more information may be found in the Norwich records.




Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
    Until 1857 it had been in the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle.

Church History

Churches of St Andrew and Christ Church
Description, pictures, services, etc.
Boileau, Sir John Peter
Notes on some mural paintings lately discovered in Eaton Church.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.6, 1864]
Christchurch, Eaton, 1872-1972, a brief historical survey.
[Eaton, The Church, 1972]
Eaton, Frederic R.
Notes on the parish church (St Andrew) of Eaton, Norwich.
[Norwich, Soman-Wherry Press, 1953]
Hepworth, Philip
Eaton parish and its churches (St Andrew, and Christchurch).
[Norwich, Eaton Parochial Church Council, 1978]

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Eaton was in Norwich Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Brister, Jack
Eaton golf club, the first 85 years.
[Printed by B.D. and H., 1996]
Eaton Rise Residents Association
Eaton Rise.
[Norwich, Eaton Rise Residents Association, 2001]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Eaton is in the County of the City of Norwich.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for the County of the City of Norwich

You can see the administrative areas in which Eaton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Rye, Walter
History of the parish of Eaton in the city of Norwich.
[Norwich, Roberts, 1917, Rye's monographs of Norwich hamlets;1)
Tillett, Edward A.
Norwich Scrapbooks: Norwich Hamlets: Vol.1: Eaton, Earlham and Hellesdon.
Newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, extracts from Blomefield, etc.
[In Norwich Local Studies Library, 1900s]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG210067 (Lat/Lon: 52.613472, 1.262741), Eaton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law