"FELMINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of TUNSTEAD, county of NORFOLK, 2 miles (W.S.W.) from North Walsham, containing 361 inhabitants. There are two livings, one a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at £6, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Norwich, and the other a discharged rectory, endowed only with a fourth part of the great tithes, and £600 royal bounty, rated at £6; they are in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich. John Seaman, Esq. was patron in 1804. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]


Felmingham is about 4 miles E.N.E. of Aylsham.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, 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 Andrew.

Church History

The Church of St Andrew
Pictures of the church.
Bestelink, William
A short guide to the church of St Andrew, Felmingham.
Hall, Bryan
The Felmingham group of parishes, brief historical notes on the churches of Felmingham, Suffield, Colby, Banningham and Tuttington.
[Felmingham, The Churches, 1977]

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1725-1811 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Felmingham was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Felmingham was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Felmingham which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Felmingham is in Tunstead Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Kelly, Geoffrey
Felmingham Hall, a history, based upon documentary sources.
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (171): North Walsham and Felmingham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1808.
Great Britain: Statute
North Walsham and Felmingham inclosure act, 1808.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of North Walsham and Felmingham, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1808]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG250293 (Lat/Lon: 52.814539, 1.336985), Felmingham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



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 65 66 314
1811 64 65 299
1821 52 77 361
1831 82 82 394
1841 85 -- 408
1851 93 -- 413
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 104   -- 434
1871   94   95 392
1881 102 102 395
1891   96   98 424
1901   96   97 437
1911   --   99 420

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
"Figures include Low Common."