"HANWORTH, a parish of scattered houses, 5 miles N. of Aylsham, contains 293 inhabitants, and 1165 acres of land, belonging to Lord Suffield, and the Executors of the late Philip Wynell Mayow (sic), Esq., the former of whom is lord of the manor and patron of the church, and the latter own HANWORTH HALL, a handsome modern mansion of brick, standing pleasantly in a verdant and finely wood-park (sic), broken into bold undulations, and laid out with much taste. Mr. Mayhow died in December, 1844, and the hall is about to be sold. The CHURCH (St. Bartholomew,) is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 1s. 8d., and consolidated with Gunton rectory. Hanworth tithes were commuted in 1839, for the yearly rents of £197 to the impropriator, (Lord Suffield;) £91 to the vicar; and £2 to the rector of Aldby." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Hunworth.


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 Bartholomew.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1727-1812, Marriages 1768-1811 and Burials 1727-1811.
[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), Hanworth was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Hanworth 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 TG197355 (Lat/Lon: 52.872031, 1.263174), Hanworth which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law