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Hales

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"HALES is a dispersed village, skirting a green of 66A., from 2 to 3 miles S.S.E. of Loddon. Its parish has 302 souls, and 980 acres of land, in the manors of Hales Hall and Loddon Hall. The Earl of Rosebery is lord of the former, and D. Palmer, Esq., of the latter; but a great part of the soil belongs to Sir E. Bacon, and Messrs. A. Freston and E. Easter. It was anciently a seat of the Hales family, who had a chapel at the hall, dedicated to St. Andrew. The Church (St. Margaret,) is a small fabric, with a round tower, and the living is a perpetual curacy, valued, in 1831, at only £32, and now enjoyed by the Rev. W.W. Hobson, M.A. Sir E.B. Smyth, Bart., is the patron, and also impropriator of the tithes, which have been commuted for £204 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

Hales is about 11 miles S.E. of Norwich.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Margaret.
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Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Wall paintings in the church.
Redundant Churches Fund
Guide to the Church of St Margaret, Hales.
[London, Redundant Churches Fund, RCF guides, series 2, no.2, 1980]
Churches Conservation Trust
St Margaret's Church, Hales, Norfolk.
[London, Churches Conservation Trust, 1996]
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Church Records

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

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), Hales was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Hales Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hales is in Clavering Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Hales 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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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 23 25 131
1811 23 33 154
1821 49 50 252
1831 37 66 314
1841 67 -- 302
1851 75 -- 324
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 75 -- 315
1871 72 79 305
1881 70 74 265
1891 69 69 289
1901 63 63 278
1911 -- 66 289

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.

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