"KNAPTON, a village on a lofty eminence, 3 miles N.N.E. of North Walsham, has in its parish 348 inhabitants, and 1461A. of rich arable land, lying in three manors, viz., Knapton-Bromholme and Green, belonging to St. Peter's College, Cambridge, and Knapton-Cecils, belonging to Lord Suffield; but the greater part of the soil is owned by other proprietors, - among whom are Mrs. S. Shirley, of the New Hall; H. Robinson, Esq., of Knapton Grove; and several resident yeomen. The CHURCH (St. Peter and St. Paul,) has a nave and chancel, with a tower at the west end. The roof is of Irish oak, richly ornamented with carvings of saints and angels. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13. 7s. 1d., is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Colman. The tithes were commuted in 1839, for £475 per annum, besides £6 to the rector of Mundesley. Lord Suffield, and the Master of Peter House College, Cambridge, are the patrons alternately." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Knapton is about 8 miles S.E. of Cromer.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 and St Paul.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Knapton to another place.
Knapton is in North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
- Description of North Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Knapton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Loraine, Herbert
- Knapton: some notes on the church and the manor.
[North Walsham, Leeder, 1952]
- Rothery, Constance
- The Poppyland Flyer: the story of the railway line from Cromer to North Walsham, 1906-1953: calling at: Cromer Links - Overstrand - Sidestrand Halt -Trimmingham and Paston and Knapton - Mundesley.
[Trimmingham, Norfolk, C. Rothery, 1984]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG305341 (Lat/Lon: 52.854983, 1.42264), Knapton which are provided by:
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- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- 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.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)