"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
- 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.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Gateley to another place.
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
You can see the administrative areas in which Gateley 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 TF962242 (Lat/Lon: 52.779353, 0.907575), Gateley which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.