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Horsham St Faith

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"HORSHAM ST. FAITH, and NEWTON ST. FAITH, are two villages forming one united parish, commonly called ST. FAITH'S, and distant about 4 to 5 miles N. of Norwich, on the Aylsham road. They contain about 2400A. of land, and increased their population from 883 in 1801, to 1307 souls, in 1841, of whom 973 were in Horsham, and 334 in Newton. The latter has only about 750 acres, and the former 1650 acres. . . . Here were formerly a Benedictine Priory, and a Hospital of Knights Templar. . . . Some of the boundary walls of the priory still remain on the Abbey farm, near the CHURCH, which is a large Gothic structure. . . . The benefice is a curacy, valued in 1831 at only £60, though augmented in 1773 and 1801, with £400 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and in 1813, with a Parliamentary grant of £1200. The Rev. O. Mathias is the incumbent, and Admiral Stephens is the patron, impropriator, lord of the manor, and principal owner of the soil. . . . NEWTON is a smaller village, one mile N. of Horsham, but has no church." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

Church of St Mary and St Andrew
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.
St Faiths Crematorium
is in this parish.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Taverham, 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 in Horsham St Faith, and is dedicated to St Mary and St Andrew.
  • The name "St Faith" comes from the former priory, not the dedication of the church.
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Church History

Parishes of Horsham St Faith, Spixworth and Crostwick
Churches, services, pictures, etc.
Church of St Mary and St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary and St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary and St Andrew
Description, pictures, etc.
Horsham Parish Council
The parish church of St Mary and St Andrew, Horsham St Faith: A history and church guide.
[Horsham Parish Council, 2006]
 
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 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), Horsham St Faith with Newton St Faith was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Horsham and Newton St Faith
Description, parish council, meetings, minutes, pictures, etc.
Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith
Description, history, etc.
Horsham St Faith Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Horsham St Faith Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
Horsham St Faith Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Horsham St Faith which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Horsham St Faith to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

Horsham St Faith with Newton St Faith is in Taverham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Horsham St Faith 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

Eve, Julian R.
The story of a village: a history of Horsham St Faith.
[ISBN 0952284006, Horsham St Faith, 1994]
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Land and Property

Great Britain: Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Horsford, Horsham St Faith's and Newton St Faith's (63 claims).
[1801]
Great Britain: Statute
Horsford, Horsham Saint Faith and Newton Saint Faith Inclosure Act, 1800.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the half year or shack lands, warrens, commons, heaths, commonable lands, and waste grounds, within the parishes of Horsford, Horsham Saint Faith's, and hamlet of Newton Saint Faith's, in the county of Norfolk.
[1800]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

After 1834 Horsham St Faith with Newton St Faith became part of the St Faith's Union, and the workhouse was in this parish.

St Faith's Union
Parishes in the union, their arrangements for the poor before 1834, etc.
St Faith's Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
St Faith's Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1883.
St Faith's Union and Workhouse
Description and pictures.
Eve, Julian R.
A study of the poor in two Norfolk parishes - Aylsham and Horsham St Faith 1700-1834.
(From "East Anglian Studies", presented to J.C. Barringer).
[Norwich, Marwood Publishing, 1995]
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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
Families Population      
1801 189 189   883
1811 123 130   595 Horsham
    59   59   318 Newton
1821 155 157   735 Horsham
    64   64   394 Newton
1831 237 251 1279
1841 182 ---   973 Horsham
    74 ---   334 Newton
1851 174 ---   923 Horsham
    66 ---   288 Newton
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population      
 
1861 180 ---   918 Horsham
    71 ---   273 Newton
1871 237 262 1106
1881 241 249 1082
1891 230 232   989
1901 218 219   920
1911 --- 222   926

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.

1831 Census
"The Return of the Parish of Horsham-St. Faith, includes the Population of Newton-St. Faith, which heretofore made a distinct Return."
1841 and 1851 Censuses
"The Return for Horsham St. Faiths includes 137 persons in 1841, and 123 in 1851, in the St. Faiths Union Workhouse. Horsham St. Faiths and Newton St. Faiths are consolidated. The decrease of population in these Parishes, since 1841, is ascribed to the removal of weavers and their families to Norwich, and to emigration."
1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."
1901 Census
"Including Waterloo."
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Schools

Hurrell, Liz.
Horsham St Faith V.C. First School: 150th anniversary souvenir booklet.
[Horsham, The School, 2003]
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