Framingham Pigot


"FRAMINGHAM-PIGOT, a small scattered village, 4½ miles S.E. by S. of Norwich, has in its parish 289 souls, and 565A. of land, owned by many freeholders; but the Earl of Rosebery is lord of the manor, which was given by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, to the Pigot, or Picot family. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) is a small, humble fabric, with a tower. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3. 6s. 8d. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. Thos. Johnson Ormerod, M.A., is the incumbent, and is now building a neat Rectory House." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Framingham Pigot may also be found as Framingham Piggott and Framlingham Pigot.
See also Framingham Earl.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Eleven Churches, a Guide to the Bramerton Group, Norfolk.
See Hellington

Church Records

Pearsall, M.E.R. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Norfolk Nonconformist Registers. No.2: Framingham Pigot Particular Baptist Register: births 1808-1836; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Framingham Pigot was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Framingham Pigot is in Henstead Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG272037 (Lat/Lon: 52.583547, 1.35209), Framingham Pigot 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 44 60 256
1811 46 64 241
1821 69 72 304
1831 74 77 302
1841 75 -- 289
1851 77 -- 345
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 73 -- 312
1871 69 69 294
1881 59 59 234
1891 60 60 276
1901 56 56 234
1911 -- 58 247

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.