"EDGEFIELD, nearly 3 miles S. of Holt, is a large scattered village, and has in its parish 638 souls, and 2435 acres of land, including 350A. of heath and plantations. It is mostly in the manors of Edgefield-with-Ellingham and Edgefield-Bacons. The executors of the late John Marcon, Esq., are lords of the former, and the Right Hon. J.H. Frere is lord of the latter. Part of the land belongs to Lady Suffield, and G.B. Ballachey, Esq., has a seat here called The Mount, on a lofty eminence, commanding extensive views, in which 30 churches are seen. The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul,) has an octagonal tower, and a large organ, built by the late W. Mendham, of Holt. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £300, has 16A. 3R. 25P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1844. The Exors. of J. Marcon, Esq., are patrons, and the Rev. Wm. Marcon, incumbent. Here is a Wesleyan and also a Primitive Methodist chapel, and a National school." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, 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 Peter and St Paul.
- Church of St Peter and St Paul
- Description and pictures.
- Church of St Peter and St Paul
- Description, picture, services, etc.
- Cotton, Simon and Tricker, Roy
- Church of St Peter and St Paul, Edgefield.
[Holt, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1970s]
- Marcon, Canon W.H., Rector of Edgefield.
- The Reminiscences of a Norfolk Parson.
[Holt, Rounce and Wortley, 1934]
- Former Church of St Peter and St Paul
- Description and pictures of the ruins.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1730-1812, Marriages 1730-1812 and Burials 1730-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- Bishop's Transcripts
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Edgefield to another place.
Edgefield is in Holt Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Holt Hundred
- Description of Holt Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Edgefield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (48): Edgefield.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1812.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Edgefield Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Edgefield, in the county of Norfolk: 5th May 1812.
[London, Luke Hansard and Sons, printers, 1812]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG096342 (Lat/Lon: 52.864311, 1.111935), Edgefield which are provided by:
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- 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.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
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.
- 1861 Census
- "The decrease of population in the parish of Edgefield is attributed to the removal of a number of labourers who were employed in 1851 in clearing a large wood."
- 1901 Census
- "Including Edgefield Green."