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Kimberley

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"KIMBERLEY is a small village, scattered round a green, 3½ miles N.W. of Wymondham, and comprises in its parish 148 inhabitants, and 1607A.1R.17P. of land, of which 1372A. are assessable, and 205 are in woods and plantations. The whole, except the glebe and poor's land, is the property of Lord Wodehouse, of KIMBERLEY HALL, seated 1 mile E. of the village, in a beautiful park, occupying 646A.3R.4P., of which 276A.1R.31P. are in the Downham division of Wymondham parish; 58A.2R. in Carleton-Forehoe, and the rest in Kimberley. . . . Kimberley CHURCH (St. Peter,) is a small, but neat edifice, with a tower, spire and two bells. The steeple was built by the Wodehouse family in 1631, and the whole church was repaired and beautified by Lord Wodehouse, in 1835; and a few years earlier, two of its windows were filled with stained glass, at the cost of the late Lord Wodehouse, of whose family here are a few monumental inscriptions, and several brasses. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6.12s.3d., was augmented in 1722 with £200, given by Sir J. Wodehouse, and in 1744, with £200 of Queen Anne's bounty. It is consolidated with the rectory of Barnham-Broom." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © E.C. "Paddy" Apling]

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The name may also be spelled Kimberly.

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk FHS
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church of St Peter, Kimberley, including Burial Registers 1768-1999.
[Mid-Norfolk FHS, 2000]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, 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 Peter.
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Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Description, picture, location, etc.
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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.
Burial Registers
See Cemeteries, above.

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), Kimberley was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Kimberley and Carleton Forehoe Parish Council
Parish council, minutes, parish councillors, etc.
Rowles, Helen
Kimberley, Portrait of a Village.
[Video, 1996]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Kimberley which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Kimberley is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Kimberley 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

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Manor Farm, Kimberley, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1984]
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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG071042 (Lat/Lon: 52.596505, 1.056318), Kimberley which are provided by:

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Names, Personal

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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
18011627136
18111726149
18211726145
18312627138
184130--148
185131--137
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186128--112
18713636161
18813739181
18914040179
19014343179
1911--42155

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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