"GUNTON, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of ERPINGHAM, county of NORFOLK, 4 miles (N.W.) from North Walsham, containing 59 inhabitants. The living is a discharged, rectory, with which the vicarage of Hanworth is consolidated, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of Lord Suffield. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, was rebuilt, with a portico of the Doric order, by Sir William Harbord, an ancestor of Lord Suffield." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]


Gunton is about 5 miles N.E. of Aylsham.
There is another parish of the same name in Suffolk, near Lowestoft.
See also Runton.


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 St Andrew.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1732-1811, Marriages 1732-1810 and Burials 1732-1810.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

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), Gunton was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Gunton 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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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG234336 (Lat/Lon: 52.853817, 1.3166), Gunton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law