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Gayton Thorpe

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"GAYTON-THORPE, a small retired village, nearly a mile S.E. of Gayton, and 8 miles E. by S. of Lynn, has in its parish 179 inhabitants, and 1,911 acres of land, exclusive of about 100 acres of plantations. It is all the property of Anthony Hamond, Esq., the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831 at £260; and now enjoyed by the Rev. Geo. Coldham. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower with two bells, and a dome roof." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled Geyton Thorpe.
See also Gayton.

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Church Directories

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

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Daubeney, Andrew Robert Vaughan
Gayton Thorpe with East Walton, Norfolk: notes and sketches of the churches.
[Norwich, Goose and Son, 1922]
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Church Records

Marriages 1575-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 10.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), Gayton Thorpe was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Gayton Thorpe is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Gayton Thorpe 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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History

Daubeney, Andrew Robert Vaughan
Gayton Thorpe otherwise Aleswey Thorpe with East Walton, Norfolk: some odds and ends.
[King's Lynn, George R. Orwell, 1924]
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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF744186 (Lat/Lon: 52.7365, 0.582446), Gayton Thorpe which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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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
FamiliesPopulation
18011324113
18112326149
18212634187
18312629169
184128--179
185130--197
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186132--169
18713538165
18813536162
18913636167
19013535155
1911--36143

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.