"KETTLESTONE, 3½ miles E.N.E. of Fakenham, has in its parish 219 souls, and about 1,100 acres, of which only 629 acres are assessable. Sir Chas. Chadd is lord of the manor; but part of the soil belongs to Sir L. Jones, the Earl of Leicester, and Mrs. Dew. The CHURCH (All Saints,) has an octagonal tower, and had a guild of St. Erasmus. The living, a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, is in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. James Cory, B.A. The glebe is 40A., and the tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £300 per annum. A farm of 100A., belonging to Mrs. Dew, is charged with the schooling of two poor children, by the will of John Schuldham, dated 1713.
The name may also be spelled Kettleston.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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 All Saints.
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1725-1811, Marriages 1725-1812 and Burials 1726-1812.
[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
- 1836: Emigrants from Heacham and Kettlestone to Quebec
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Kettlestone is in Gallow Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Gallow Hundred
- Description of Gallow Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Kettlestone has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (35): Thursford and Kettlestone.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1827.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Thursford and Kettlestone inclosure act, 1827.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing lands within the parishes of Thursford and Kettlestone in the county of Norfolk: 12th April 1827.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1827]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF964316 (Lat/Lon: 52.846016, 0.914781), Kettlestone which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.