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"GATELEY parish, 7 miles N. by W. of East Dereham, has 129 souls, and 1,504A. 3R. 35P. of land. Lord Sondes is lord of the manor, but Robt. Mitford, Esq., Mr. Elgar, and a few others have estates here. The Church (St. Helen,) is a vicarage, consolidated with the rectory of Brisley. The great tithes belong to Christ's College, Cambridge. They were commuted in 1840, for £203, and the vicarial tithes, for £142 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

Gateley is about 5 miles S.E. of Fakenham.
The name may also be spelled Gately.
See also Gayton.



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Helen, Gateley, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1997]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries



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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 Helen.

Church History

Church of St Helen
Description and pictures.
Church of St Helen
Services, picture, etc.

Church Records

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), Gateley was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Gateley Post Mill
Short description.

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Historical Geography

Gateley is in Launditch Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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 13 13   77
1811 16 16   92
1821 16 20 104
1831 20 22 120
1841 22 -- 129
1851 26 -- 138
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 28 -- 134
1871 32 36 158
1881 31 33 154
1891 31 32 155
1901 31 31 146
1911 -- 31 128

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.