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"HAINFORD, or Haynford, 6½ miles N. of Norwich, is a large straggling village, occupied partly by weavers, and having in its parish 570 souls, and 1755 acres of land. The Hall is the seat of the Rev. A.W. Keppel, A.B.; and the Rev. H.N. Astley has an estate here, but the greater part of the soil belongs to Robert Marsham, Esq., the patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which was built in 1840, at the cost of about £1200, in lieu of the old one, of which the tower and vestry are still standing. The old churchyard is still used, and the new Church is at the distance of nearly half a mile. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 2s. 1d., is enjoyed by the Rev. W.A.W. Keppel. The glebe is 34A., and the tithes have been commuted for £425 per annum. Here is a National School, attended by about 80 children." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Minister, services, etc.
The ruined church of All Saints
Description and pictures of the ruins.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1557-1900, Banns 1754-1900, Marriages 1557-1900 and Burials 1556-1900.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Hainford was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Hainford Chapel Street Tower Mill
Description and history.
Hainford Newton Road Tower Mill
Description and history.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Hainford is in Taverham Hundred.

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

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Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Hainford Inclosure Act, 1802.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the warren, commons, and waste grounds, within the parish of Haynford, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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
Families Population
1801   66   67 353
1811   35   70 308
1821 103 104 484
1831   74 126 605
1841 122 -- 570
1851 136 -- 631
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 147 -- 643
1871 143 147 614
1881 145 148 629
1891 121 125 508
1901 125 128 515
1911 -- 135 528

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.

1901 Census
"Including Waterloo."