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Foulden

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"FOULDEN, or FOULDON parish, has a large straggling village, 8 miles S.S.W. of Swaffham, and contains 500 inhabitants, and upwards of 3354 acres of land, mostly the property of W. G. T. D. Tyssen, Esq., H. B. Caldwell, Esq., and Mrs. Horrex; the first of whom is lord of Latimer's manor, and resides at FOULDEN HALL, a modern mansion; but Lord Berners is lord of Warren's manor. The CHURCH (All Saints) is an ancient building, of which the tower is an ivy-mantled ruin, but the rest of the fabric, after being long in a dilapidated state, has recently been thoroughly repaired. The screen is decorated with paintings, and carved canopy work, with effigies; and under one of the south windows is the mutilated effigy of a man in armour, supposed to represent Roger Weyland, the founder of the church. The benefice is a discharged vicarage, valued in K.B. at £10. 2s., and united with Oxburgh rectory, in the gift of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Richard Lucas, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © E.C. "Paddy" Apling]

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See also Foulsham.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Foulden was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Foulden Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Martin, Graham T.
Water on the brain: an autobiography, culminating in the restoration of Foulden Watermill.
[Toft Monks, Fine Publishing, 1990]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Foulden is in South Greenhoe hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Foulden 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

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Everett's Farm, Foulden: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1999]
Great Britain: Statute
Foulden Inclosure Act, 1780.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common fields, half year lands, fen lands, lammas meadows, heaths, commons and waste lands, within the parish of Foulden, in the county of Norfolk.
[1780]
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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL769992 (Lat/Lon: 52.56216, 0.60888), Foulden which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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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  57  88376
1811  60  89421
1821  63101467
1831  61101500
1841104--500
1851103--491
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861106--517
1871  9799490
1881  9899459
1891  9193415
1901  8787406
1911--81340

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.