"HEMPSTEAD, 2 miles S.E. of Holt, has in its parish 296 souls, and 1756A. 2R. 8P. of land, including about 100A. of woods and plantations. H. and R.H. Gurney, Esqrs., are lords of the manors of Hempstead, Netherhall, and Losehall; but a great part of the soil belongs to Lady Suffield, J.T. Mott and Wm. Bircham, Esqrs., and a few smaller owners. The Church (All Saints,) has a brick tower, built in 1744. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £9. 6s. 8d., and augmented, in 1792, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in land at Bodham, let for £28 a year. Here is 16A. of old glebe. The Rev. J.W. Methold, A.M., of Wighton, is the incumbent, and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons and appropriators of the great tithes, leased to Lady Suffield, and commuted, in 1839, for £270, and the vicarial tithes for £140 per annum. The Rev. S.C. Leake, of Holt, is the curate." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Hempstead by Holt is about 2 miles S.E. of Holt.
See also Hempstead near Stalham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, 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 of All Saints
- Services and location.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1730-1812, Marriages 1730-1812 and Burials 1730-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Carver, Robin
- Hempstead: a Norfolk village.
[Hempstead Church Buildings Trust, 2000]
- Hempstead Water Mill
- Description, history and pictures.
- Lewis, Paul; and Lewis, Angela
- Hempstead Water Mill.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.III, no.2, 1982
- Hempstead Post Mill
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hempstead to another place.
Hempstead by Holt is in Holt Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Holt Hundred
- Description of Holt Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Hempstead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Macro and Withers
- Report of an appeal case [about tithes] between dowager Lady Suffield and the parish-officers of Hempstead in Norfolk, which was tried at Walsingham quarter-sessions, July 25, 1823.
[Holt, J. Shalders, 1824]
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