Fulmodeston with Croxton


"FULMODESTON-WITH-CROXTON, 5 miles E. by N. of Fakenham, are scattered villages and united parishes, separate only as respects highways and church rates; and the former having 283, and the latter 75 inhabitants. They contain together 2,333A. 2R. 14P. of land, of which, 1,330 acres are arable, 628A. pasture, 280A. woodland, and 80A. whin cover. . . . Fulmodeston CHURCH (St. Mary,) is an ancient structure, with a square tower, and contains some handsome monuments of the Browne family. At Croxton is an ancient thatched chapel of ease, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, is in the gift of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Greene, M.A., who has a good residence, 65A. 2R. 23P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £558, recently awarded in lieu of tithes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


The name may also be spelled Fulmodestone or Fulmodston.
It is also known as Fulmodeston cum Croxton.
See also Croxton near Thetford.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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 Christ and is called Christ Church.
    The parish church at Fulmodeston was dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, and the chapel of ease at Croxton was dedicated to St John the Baptist, but they were abandoned in the 1880s.

Church History

Christ Church
Description and pictures.
Christ Church
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Chapel of St John the Baptist
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Tuck, Donald J.
The Parish of Fulmodestone and its Churches.
Christ Church, Fulmodestone; St Mary the Virgin, Fulmodestone; and St John the Baptist, Croxton.
[Fulmodeston, The Churches, 1970s]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880 at the Church of St Mary the Virgin
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1727-1812, Marriages 1728-1812 and Burials 1727-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Fulmodeston with Croxton was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Croxton Post Mill
Description and history.
Croxton Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Fulmodeston with Croxton is in Gallow Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Fulmodeston with Croxton 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 (89): Fulmodeston with Croxton, Stibbard, Little Ryburgh, and Great Ryburgh.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1808.
Great Britain: Statute
Fulmodestone and other parishes Land-allotment Act, 1808.
An act for allotting lands in the parishes of Fulmodeston with Croxton, Stibbard, Little Ryburgh, and Great Ryburgh, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF993302 (Lat/Lon: 52.832043, 0.957313), Fulmodeston with Croxton 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
Year  Inhabited
186187  --400
187191  93390
189181  81337
190175  75339
1911--  71300

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.

1841 Census
"About 100 paupers were passed from Fulmodestone to America about five years since."