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"KIRSTEAD, 7 miles S.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 249 souls, and 1,009 acres of land. G. S. Kett, Esq., is lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the soil. The rest belongs to Chas. Kerrison, Esq., of Hill House; Bethel Hospital, in Norwich; Mr. Rt. B. Whall; and a few smaller owners. The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £10, and in 1831 at £334, in the gift of Emanuel College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. John Lewis. Here was anciently a church (St. Stephen,) and rectory, called Langhall, and the parish is sometimes called Kirstead with-Langhall." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

The name may also be spelled Kirkstead.
It included a parish called Langhale or Langhall.


Church Directories

  • 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 St Margaret.
    There was also a parish church of Langhale, dedicated to St Stephen in some records, and to St Christopher in others.

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1734, 1747, and 1767.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.

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), Kirstead was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Description, history and pictures.
Kirstead Post Mill
Description and history.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Kirstead is in Loddon Hundred.

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

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Land and Property

See Mundham.
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
Land Survey
Owners, occupiers, and field names.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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
Families Population
1801 26 32 168
1811 25 33 169
1821 32 47 230
1831 49 51 261
1841 54 -- 249
1851 55 -- 259
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 52 -- 245
1871 58 59 252
1881 46 49 201
1891 45 47 215
1901 39 39 195
1911 -- 46 200

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.



Brooke and Kirstead National and Infant Schools
Rules and regulations for the Brooke and Kirstead National and Infant Schools.
[Norwich, Printed by J. Fletcher, 1830s]