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"ILLINGTON parish, on the banks of a rivulet, 5 miles W.N.W. of East Harling, comprises only 93 inhabitants, and 1100 acres of land, all the property of the Rev. Robert Churchman Long, the lord of the manor, and patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 19s. 2d., and in 1831, at £140. The Church (St. Andrew,) is a small edifice, with a square tower, and an inscription to the memory of Sir John Churchman, Knight." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright ©Pamela Littlefair]

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Illington is about 6 miles N.E. of Thetford.
See also Hillington.

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Cemeteries

Church of 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.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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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 St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and picture.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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), Illington was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Illington 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 Illington 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

Davison, Alan J.; Green, Barbara; and Milligan, Bill
Illington: a study of a Breckland parish and its Anglo-Saxon cemetery.
[ISBN 0905594096, Norfolk Museums Service, East Anglian Archaeology, report no.63, 1993]
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Land & Property

Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1767-1768, 1782-1798, 1800-1814, and 1814-1833.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL946900 (Lat/Lon: 52.473475, 0.863627), Illington 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  511  71
1811  617  72
1821  715  96
1831  817  91
184116--  93
185119--111
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186121--88
1871202091
1881202084
1891191978
1901151666
1911--1565

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.

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