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"ELLINGHAM, on the north bank of the Waveney, 2 miles E.N.E. of Bungay, and 4 miles S. Loddon, has in its parish 398 souls, and 1302A. of land. John Kerrich, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor, but the Hall is the seat of Col. Smith. The Church (St Mary,) is an ancient fabric, and the living is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £12, and in 1831 at £421, in the patronage of the Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Rt. Cobb. The glebe is 120A. and the tithes have been commuted." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]



Church of St Mary
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Mary.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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Civil Registration

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

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Description and Travel

Kirby Cane and Ellingham
History, etc.
Kirby Cane and Ellingham
News, events, organisations, businesses, parish council, churches, etc.
Kirby Cane and Ellingham Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Kirby Cane and Ellingham Parish Council
History, etc.
Ellingham Post Mill
Ellingham Smock Mill
Description and history.
Ellingham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Historical Geography

Ellingham is in Clavering Hundred.

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

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Gooderham, Jo G.
A Chronology of Ellingham and Kirby Cane.
[Printed by Sir John Leman High School, 2000]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Ellingham and other parishes Inclosure Act, 1802.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the open fields, half year or shack lands, Lammas meadows, fen grounds, commons, and waste lands, within the several parishes of Ellingham, Broome, Kirby Cane, and Geldestone, in the county of Norfolk.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 60 60 280
1811 53 53 250
1821 72 76 339
1831 52 74 333
1841 85 -- 398
1851 86 -- 426
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 80 -- 386
1871 88 94 388
1881 87 90 340
1891 77 84 342
1901 72 74 322
1911 -- 76 286

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.

1901 Census
"Including part of Kirby Row."