"IRMINGLAND, or Ermingland, a small parish on the Bure, 5 miles N.W. by W. of Aylsham, has only 13 souls, and 704A. of land, in two farms, occupied by Geo. Cross and Robert Garnham. The former occupies Irmingland Hall, which belongs to the Rev. S. Pitman, and was formerly a seat of the Smiths, and for a short time the residence of Oliver Cromwell. The other farm, called Elmundale, belongs to the Earl of Orford. The Church (St. Andrew,) was taken down, and the site ploughed up many years ago, when the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, was consolidated with Heydon." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church was dedicated to St Andrew, but it was demolished before 1845.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Irmingland was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Irmingland is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Irmingland became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.