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Garvestone

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" GARVESTON, commonly called Garston, is a small village and parish, on the Hingham road, 5 miles S.S.E. of East Dereham, comprising only 386 inhabitants, and about 800 acres of land. Edw. Lombe, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs mostly to Sir W. R. Clayton, and other freeholders. "The right of lord of this manor was decided in the time of King Edward, by the tenants in single combat." The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Margaret, has a very ancient carved font, and four bells. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £7. 16., and in 1831, at £190. The tithes have been commuted for £243 per annum. Sir Wm. Robt. Clayton, Bart., is the patron, and the Rev. A.P. Clayton, M.A., of Berkshire, is the incumbent, for whom the Rev. A. Wodehouse, officiates." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Garveston is about 7 miles N.W. of Wymondham.
The name may also be spelled Garvestone.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.
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Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Picture of the church.
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
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Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Baptisms, Garveston, 1538-1676, 1712-1812.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Garveston, 1538-1676, 1712-1812.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Burials, Garveston, 1561-1676.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Parish Register Transcripts
Marriages.
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Garveston was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton Parish Council
Councillors, etc.
Garveston Post Mill
Description, history and map.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Garveston is in Mitford hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Garvestone 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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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 42 53 247
1811 45 64 275
1821 70 75 330
1831 70 73 333
1841 79 -- 386
1851 88 -- 421
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 83   -- 383
1871 89 102 353
1881 85   85 336
1891 85   85 322
1901 78   78 286
1911 --   78 284

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.

1861 Census
MITFORD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Mitford District is attributed to the migration of labourers to towns, and to Yorkshire and Northumberland, &c."
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