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"GUNTHORPE, 5 miles W.S.W. of Holt, has in its parish 334 souls, and 1087 acres of land, belonging partly to Sir Charles Chad, the Rev. S. Brereton, and C. and J. Winn; but mostly to the Rev. John Hy. Sparke, M.A., the patron and incumbent of the rectory, who resides at Gunthorpe Hall, a handsome mansion, with a well-wooded lawn and small lake. The Church (St. Mary,) has a fine tower, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and in 1831, at £546, with that of Bale annexed to it, has 23A. 25P. of glebe. The tithes of Gunthorpe were commuted, in 1839, for £317. 18s. per annum, besides £2. 2s. from 6A. tithable to Sharrington." [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 Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Gunthorpe.
See Thornage

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, 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 Mary the Virgin.
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Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Services, etc.
Steffens, R.J.; Haward, Birkin; and Blatchly, John
The church of St Mary, Gunthorpe, Norfolk: a brief guide.
[Gunthorpe, The Church, 1977]
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Gunthorpe was in Walsingham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Gunthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Gunthorpe is in Holt Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Gunthorpe 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

Gunthorpe Hall
Picture of the hall.
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (40): Gunthorpe.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1829.
[1829]
Great Britain: Statute
Gunthorpe Inclosure Act, 1829.
An act for inclosing lands within the parish of Gunthorpe in the county of Norfolk: 22rd May 1829.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1829]

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG014347 (Lat/Lon: 52.872031, 0.99152), Gunthorpe which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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
18013033292
18115454278
18216464317
18317073316
184179--334
185166--281
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186162--249
18716671247
18815658221
18915959213
19015757212
1911--51215

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.