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Gresham

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"GRESHAM parish, 5 miles S.W. of Cromer, has 340 inhabitants, and 1412A. of land, belonging to various owners; but G.S. Repton, Esq., is lord of the manor, which was held by the celebrated Geoffry Chaucer, and afterwards passed to a family of its own name. Sir Edmund Bacon had a license in the reign of Edward II. to embattle his manor-house here, which was subsequently strengthened by Sir Thomas Gresham. This castle had a moat, with a round tower at each corner. The CHURCH (All Saints,) has a round tower, with a nave, chancel, and porch. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 18s. 9d., has 24A. of glebe, and is in the gift of the Rev. John Spurgeon, and incumbency of the Rev. F.E. Arden, B.A. The tithes were commuted in 1839 for £321 per annum. The Methodists have a small chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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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.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1742-1812 and Burials 1725-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages 1690-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 4.
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), Gresham was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Entwistle, Keith
Gresham Voices and Faces.
(Gresham in the 20th century).
[Gresham, Grasshopper 2000 (Gresham Millennium Fund), 2000]
Gresham Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Gresham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Gresham 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 Gresham 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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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG162384 (Lat/Lon: 52.899169, 1.213047), Gresham which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Schools

Gresham's School
See Holt.