"FRITTON, a pleasant village, scattered round a green of 66 acres, 11 miles S. of Norwich, has in its parish 301 souls, and about 850 acres of land, in Wm. Fdk. Irby, Esq.'s manor of Boyland-cum-Fritton, but part of the soil belongs to other proprietors. The Church (St. Catherine,) has a tower and three bells. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, and now having about £290 a year, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. Thos. Howes, of Morningthorpe, is patron and incumbent. The glebe is 6A., and the living was augmented, in 1781, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and £200 given by the late Rev. Thos. Howes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]


See also Ludham, and Fritton in Suffolk, which is a parish in the diocese of Norwich.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Depwade, 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 Catherine.

Church History

Church of St Catherine
Description and pictures.
Church of St Catherine
Location and contact.

Church Records

Parish Registers
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
Archdeacons' or Bishop's Transcripts
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Fritton was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Fritton is in Depwade Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM226928 (Lat/Lon: 52.487432, 1.276644), Fritton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law