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"HARDINGHAM is a parish of scattered houses, comprising the hamlets of Flockthorpe and Low Street, and extending from 1½ to 3½ miles N. by E. of Hingham. It contains 602 inhabitants, and 2,422 acres of land, of which 300 were enclosed in 1821. The principal land-owners are Lord Wodehouse, Mrs. Edwards, and some others. Here are the manors of Camois, Gurneys, and Swathings. The CHURCH, (St. George,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £15. 3s. 4d., and in 1831, at £577, but the tithes were commuted in 1840, for £770 per annum. The patronage is in Clarehall, Cambridge, and the Rev. C.Paroissien, M.A., is the incumbent. The only house near the Church is the rectory, rebuilt in 1834. The large mansion here, formerly the seat of the Woodyeare family, is now a farm-house. Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange, was born in this parish. Miss Edwards contributes largely towards the support of two schools here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Hardingham is about 5 miles W.N.W. of Wymondham.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St George.
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Church History

Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Church of St George
Description, services, map, pictures, etc.
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Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Baptisms, Hardingham, 1591-1817.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Hardingham, 1561-1846.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Burials, Hardingham, 1584-1846.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms.
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), Hardingham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Hardingham Parish Council
Parish council, news, pictures, etc.
Hardingham Tower Mill
Description, history and map.
Hardingham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hardingham which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hardingham is in Mitford hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Hardingham 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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History

Ross, Joan
Hardingham: the story of a Norfolk village.
[ISBN 0903803135, Ely, Providence Press, 1984]
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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Hardingham Inclosure Act, 1813.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Hardingham, in the county of Norfolk, 15th April 1813.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813]
[London, J. Dorington, 1813]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Danemoor Cottage, Hardingham: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1991]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The Lordship of Hardingham and Flockthorpe.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1988]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

Parish outline and location - see Parish Map for Mitford and Launditch Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG045039 (Lat/Lon: 52.594498, 1.017264), Hardingham 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
1801  48  74444
1811  58  93479
1821  59  94461
1831110111560
1841122--602
1851129--561
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861122--527
1871116128503
1881110110522
1891118118528
1901107107426
1911--108438

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.

1861 Census
MITFORD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Mitford District is attributed to the migration of labourers to towns, and to Yorkshire and Northumberland, &c."