"GIMINGHAM, on the banks of a rivulet, 4½ miles N. of North Walsham, has in its parish 383 souls, and 1453 acres of land, belonging to various owners, and lying in the manor of Gimingham-Lancaster, which extends into several parishes, and is held of the Crown by Lord Suffield. The fines are partly certain and partly arbitrary. The CHURCH (All Saints,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 10s. 10d., and is in the gift of Catherine-Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Ralph Blakelock, M.A. The glebe is 26A., and the tithes were commuted in 1839 for £413 per annum. The rector established a National school in 1834, and has 1A. 1R. of land, left by Widow Browning, for a sermon on St. Stephen's day. An acre is charged with providing bell ropes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Gimingham is about 7 miles S.E. of Cromer.
The name may also be spelled Gimmingham.
See also Trimingham.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Gimingham.
See Trunch

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries



See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, location, etc.
Trunch Team Ministry
A brief guide to the eleven churches of the Trunch Team Ministry.
Antingham (St Mary, and St Margaret), Bradfield (St Giles), Gimingham (All Saints), Knapton (St Peter and St Paul), Mundesley (All Saints), Paston (St Margaret), Southrepps (St James), Swafield (St Nicholas), Thorpe Market (St Margaret of Antioch), Trimingham (St John) and Trunch (St Botolph).
[Trunch, Trunch Team Ministry, 1990s]

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1811, Marriages 1725-1811 and Burials 1735-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Gimingham was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Village Forum
Description, history, pictures, school, etc.
Gimingham Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Gimingham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Gimingham which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Gimingham is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Gimingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Hoare, Christobel M.
The History of an East Anglian Soke: studies in original documents.
[Bedford, Bedfordshire Times Publishing Company, 1918]
Hoare, Christobel M.
The Last of the Bondmen in a Norfolk Manor.
Gimingham in the 16th century.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.19, 1917]
Smith, Jean; and Smith, Graham
The Village of Gimingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, Journal, vol.7, no.1, 2001]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG286369 (Lat/Lon: 52.881148, 1.396556), Gimingham which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law

After 1834 Gimingham became part of the Erpingham Union, and the workhouses were in this parish, and at Sheringham. These were replaced by a new workhouse at West Beckham in 1850.

Erpingham Union
Parishes in the union, their arrangements for the poor before 1834, etc.
Erpingham Union and Workhouses
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
Erpingham Union and Workhouses
Description and pictures.