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Hargham

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"HARGHAM parish, 3 miles S.S.W. of Attleborough, has only 93 souls, and 1136 acres of land, all the property of Sir Thomas Branwayt Beevor, Bart., who resides at the HALL, an ancient mansion with pleasant grounds. His predecessor was created a baronet in 1784. The Church (All Saints) is partly dilapidated, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 4s. 2d., is consolidated with Wilby." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pamela Littlefair]

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Hargham is about 9 miles N.W. of Diss.

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Cemeteries

Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Rockland, 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 All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Cotton, Simon; and Tricker, Roy
All Saints' Church, Hargham.
[Holt, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1980s]
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Names of Churchwardens
1615-1767
Churchwardens' and Overseer's Payments, or Disbursements
1836-1848.
Collections for special appeals, disasters, relief of suffering, etc.
1659-1663

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), Hargham was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hargham is in Shropham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Hargham 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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Land & Property

Davison, Alan J.; and Cushion, Brian
The Archaeology of the Hargham Estate.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.43, part.II, 1999]
Davison, Alan J.
Some aspects of the agrarian history of Hargham and Snetterton as revealed in The Buxton MSS.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.35, 1973]
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1767-1768, 1781-1797, 1800-1812, and 1812-1833.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM020914 (Lat/Lon: 52.483094, 0.973577), Hargham which are provided by:

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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  81267
1811  81464
1821151572
1831151677
184116--93
185117--84
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186117--88
1871151684
1881151670
1891131361
1901151577
1911--1664

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
"WAYLAND. The general decrease of population in the Attleborough Subdistrict is mainly attributed to emigration."