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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]

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



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.

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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.

Church History

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

Church Records

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

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), Hargham was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

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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.


Land and 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.

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   8 12 67
1811   8 14 64
1821 15 15 72
1831 15 16 77
1841 16 -- 93
1851 17 -- 84
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 17 -- 88
1871 15 16 84
1881 15 16 70
1891 13 13 61
1901 15 15 77
1911 -- 16 64

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."