"HEMBLINGTON is a small scattered village and parish, 8 miles E. by N. of Norwich, containing 284 inhabitants, and 736 acres of land, belonging to the lord of the manor, H.N. Burroughes, Esq., except 60 acres, belonging to Wm. Jary, Esq., and 12 acres to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, the appropriators of the tithes (commuted for £290 per annum,) and patrons of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a perpetual curacy, certified at £15, and valued in 1831 at £56. It has been augmented, since 1775, with £1400 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in 17 acres of land, at Wood Dalling and Thornton-Bishop, except £800 still remaining in the Bounty Office. The Rev. George Day is the incumbent, but the Rev. H.J. Muskett officiates. About 1½ mile N.W. of the Church is Pedam, a scattered hamlet, which derives its name from a fine lake or dam, that covers ten acres, and has a beautiful waterfall, ornamented with grottoes, arches, piles of stones and clumps of trees, arranged in the most fantastic manner." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



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


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    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
Services, pictures, font, wall paintings, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Pictures of the church.
Church of All Saints
Wall paintings in the church.
Williams, J.F.
Notes on the parish church of Hemblington, Norfolk.
[Hemblington, the Church, 1970]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1564-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), Hemblington was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Pilch, Barbara
The Book of Blofield and Hemblington, parishes portrayed.
[ISBN 1841145041, Halsgrove, 2006]
Pilch, Barbara
Blofield and Hemblington revisited.
[Blofield, Images Publications, 2010]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hemblington which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Hemblington is in Walsham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Hemblington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG346116 (Lat/Lon: 52.651526, 1.466416), Hemblington which are provided by:


Military Records


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 34 42 214
1811 34 41 133
1821 39 55 255
1831 52 52 238
1841 62 -- 284
1851 64 -- 269
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 47 -- 219
1871 52 52 240
1881 49 56 236
1891 49 49 196
1901 50 50 200
1911 -- 52 190

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.

1901 Census
"Including part of Hemblington Corner."
[The other part of Hemblington Corner was included with Blofield].