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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]

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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 & 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

You can see pictures of Little Ellingham which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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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 & 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM004994 (Lat/Lon: 52.555064, 0.95538), Little Ellingham which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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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
FamiliesPopulation
18012738199
18112844211
18214949240
18315252240
184155--250
185167--296
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186178--382
18717786344
18817274318
18916566298
19015859251
1911--60259

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."