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Hindringham

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"HINDRINGHAM, a parish and large scattered village, 3 miles E. of Walsingham, has 721 inhabitants, and 3,314 acres of land, belonging to a number of proprietors; among whom are Robert W. Orris, Esq., Sir Charles Chad, R. England, Esq., and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The latter are lords of the manor, appropriators of the great tithes, and owners of Hindringham Hall, a large moated mansion, now held on lease by Robert W. Orris, Esq. Godfrey's Hall, another ancient mansion, is the seat of George Waters, Esq. The CHURCH (St. Martin,) has a lofty tower with five bells. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £9, and in 1831, at £138, was augmented in 1762, with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty, and £200 given by the Dean and Chapter, (the patrons) and laid out in 24A. of land at Walpole St. Peter, in addition to which, the vicar has 2A. of glebe, and the tithes of 40 acres. The Rev. Edward James, M.A., of Holt, is the incumbent, and John Orris, Esq., of London, is lessee of the rectorial tithes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Hindringham is about 6 miles N.E. of Fakenham.

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Cemeteries

Church of St Martin
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 Walsingham, 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 St Martin.
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Church History

Church of St Martin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Martin
Services, etc.
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Banns
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), Hindringham was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Hindringham Knoll Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Hindringham Lower Green Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Hindringham Lower Green Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Hindringham Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Hindringham Upper Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hindringham which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hindringham is in North Greenhoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Hindringham 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

Hindringham History Group
The Book of Hindringham: standing out in North Norfolk.
[ISBN 1841148571, Halsgrove, 2009]
Sands, R.J.
Hindringham History.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1969]
Wyer, Sheila
Requiem for a village: Hindringham.
[ISBN 095090600X, Fakenham, 1983]
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Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Hindringham (48).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1815.
[1815]
Great Britain: Statute
Hindringham Inclosure Act, 1815.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Hindringham, in the county of Norfolk: 7th June 1815.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1815]
[London, J. Dorington, 1815]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF983363 (Lat/Lon: 52.887311, 0.946711), Hindringham 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  83115549
1811125134583
1821150150657
1831165165784
1841160---721
1851167---749
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861164---731
1871155166638
1881154154588
1891151151601
1901150152605
1911---150582

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.

1841 Census
"Several persons have emigrated from Hindringham Parish since 1831."
1901 Census
"Including Grayer's City, and Lower Green."