"FOXLEY, a pleasant village, 4 miles E. of North Elmham, and 5 miles W. of Reepham, has in its parish 293 souls, and 1620 acres of land, nearly all the property of Edwd. Lombe, Esq., except about 300A. belonging to the Earl of Leicester's Beck Hall estate. On the east side of the parish is a wood of 305A. The Church (St. Thomas) has a handsome tower and six bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., has 21A. 1R. 26P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £410, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. E. Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, is patron, and the Rev. Louis Augustus Norgate, B.A., is the incumbent, and has recently erected a commodious Rectory House." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Foxley is about 9 miles S.E. of Fakenham.



Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Church of St Thomas
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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 Thomas.

Church History

Church of St Thomas
Description and history.
Church of St Thomas
Description and pictures.
Church of St Thomas
Services, etc.
Primitive Methodist Church
Description, picture and map.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Rectors and Parish Clerks

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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), Foxley was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Foxley Village Pages
Description, pictures, etc.
Foxley Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Historical Geography

Foxley is in Eynsford Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (35): Foxley.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1814.
Great Britain: Statute
Foxley Inclosure Act, 1814.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Foxley, in the county of Norfolk: 17th June 1814.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814]

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG040217 (Lat/Lon: 52.754685, 1.022069), Foxley which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law