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"FELTHORPE, a large parish and scattered village, 7 miles N.W. by N. of Norwich, has several neat houses, 574 inhabitants, and 2242 acres of land, with several flourishing plantations. Here are four manors, the largest of which is a member of Lord Stafford's manor of Costessey, and consists of copyholds, subject to arbitrary fines. The other manors have for their respective lords, the Rector, the Bishop, and W.H. Fellowes, Esq., but the soil is held by a number of proprietors. The Church (St. Margaret,) is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £4, and in 1831, at £190. It has 23A. of glebe, of which ten were purchased with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty, obtained in 1759. The Bishop of Norwich is the patron, and the Rev. Richard Brickdale the incumbent. The tithes were commuted, in 1841, for £271. 4s. per annum; and a new rectory house has been recently erected." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

Church of St Margaret
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.
Church of St Margaret
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.
Baptist Church
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

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

Butler-Stoney, Richard
The Church of St Margaret, Felthorpe.
[Church Tours, Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1988]
Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1712-1900, Banns 1754-1900, Marriages 1715-1900 and Burials 1723-1900.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Felthorpe was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Checkland, Madeline A.
Felthorpe through the ages.
[1980s]
Felthorpe Parish Council
News, councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Felthorpe Mill Farm Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Felthorpe Mill Hill Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Felthorpe Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Felthorpe is in Taverham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Felthorpe 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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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Felthorpe Inclosure Act, 1777.
An act for dividing, allotting and inclosing the dole or heath lands, commons and waste grounds within the parish of Felthorpe, in the county of Norfolk.
[1777]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG167180 (Lat/Lon: 52.716539, 1.207636), Felthorpe which are provided by:

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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
1801  53  62289
1811  47  67336
1821  53  79370
1831101101502
1841110  --574
1851116  --565
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861121  --514
1871120120521
1881106110463
1891100111400
1901  97  97404
1911  --  91356

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
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."