"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]
- 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 of All Saints
- Description and pictures.
- Parish Register Transcripts
- 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.
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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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
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- Gresham's School
- See Holt.