"EGMERE parish, 3 miles W. of Walsingham, has only 54 inhabitants, and about 1,200 acres of land, nearly all occupied by Thos. Denny, and belonging to the Earl of Leicester, the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and in 1831 at £180, with the vicarage of Holkham annexed to it, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Ackroyd, M.A. Egmere CHURCH (St. Edmund,) has been long in ruins, and was first desecrated by Sir Nicholas Bacon, who turned it into a barn. Only part of the tower now remains." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Egmere is about 5 miles north north west of Fakenham.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, 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 Edmund.

Church History

Church of St Edmund
Sketch of the ruined tower.

Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Egmere is in North Greenhoe Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF901380 (Lat/Lon: 52.905641, 0.825176), Egmere which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law