"KIRBY-CANE is a parish of scattered houses, mostly occupying a high situation above the broad vale of the Wensum, about 4 miles S. of Loddon. It contains 458 souls, and 1467 acres of land, mostly in the manor of Stockton-with-the-Soke. The Rt. Hon. and Rev. Henry Lord Berners owns a great part of the soil, and resides at the Hall, a neat white mansion, with a small park. He is also patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and in 1831, at £390 per annum. The glebe is 41A., and the tithes have been commuted for £425 per annum. The Church (All Saints,) is an ancient fabric, with a round tower." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Kirby Cane is about 4 miles N.W. of Beccles (which is in Suffolk).
See also Kirby Bedon.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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.
- 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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Kirby Cane is in Clavering Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clavering Hundred
- Description of Clavering Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Kirby Cane has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See Ellingham
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM370930 (Lat/Lon: 52.483411, 1.489008), Kirby Cane 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.
- 1901 Census
- "Including part of Kirby Row."
The other part is in Ellingham.