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Little Ellingham

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"ELLINGHAM, (LITTLE,) is a village and parish, 2½ miles S.S.W. of Hingham, and 5 miles E.S.E. of Watton, containing 250 souls, and 1516A of land, belonging to several owners, the largest of whom are Wm. Colgrave, Esq., and the Rev. Samuel Colby. The former is lord of the manor, (fines arbitrary,) and the latter is patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £7. 1. 10d., and augmented in 1724-6, with £200 of Q.A.B., and £200, given by the Rev. J. Cater. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £420, but the rectory is consolidated with the vicarage of Great Ellingham, and the joint livings were valued in 1831 at £735 per annum. The Church (St. Peter) is a small fabric, with a tower and one bell." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Little Ellingham is about 7 miles W. of Wymondham.
See also Great Ellingham and Ellingham

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Breckles, 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.
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Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
This is a link to an archived copy.
Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Picture of the church.
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Church Records

Minns, George
The Parish Registers of Great and Little Ellingham.
[19xx]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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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), Little Ellingham was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Little Ellingham Village Pages
Description, pictures, maps, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Little Ellingham Parish Council
News, meetings, minutes, councillors, etc.
Little Ellingham Post Mill
Description.
Little Ellingham Steam Mill
Description.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

Little Ellingham is in Wayland Hundred.

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

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

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History

Tingey, John Cottingham
The Manorial History of Little Ellingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.21, 1923]
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Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Little Ellingham Inclosure Act, 1766.
An act for dividing and inclosing the commons and waste grounds in the manor and parish of Little Ellingham, in the county of Norfolk.
[1766]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801 27 38 199
1811 28 44 211
1821 49 49 240
1831 52 52 240
1841 55 -- 250
1851 67 -- 296
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 78 -- 382
1871 77 86 344
1881 72 74 318
1891 65 66 298
1901 58 59 251
1911 -- 60 259

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
"WAYLAND. The general decrease of population in the Attleborough Subdistrict is mainly attributed to emigration."
1861 Census
"The increase of population in the parish of Little Ellingham is attributed to the erection of a steam corn and seed mill."
1901 Census
"Including Anchor Corner."
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