Lamas (or Lammas)


"LAMMAS, a pleasant village on the east bank of the Bure, 4 miles S.E. of Aylsham, has in its parish 257 souls, and about 500 acres of land, exclusive of Little Hautboys, which is united with it. They contain together 299 souls, and 829 acres. Lammas is mostly the property of Sir John Lubbock and the Rev. W.H. Marsh, sen., the latter of whom is lord of the manor, and patron of the consolidated rectories of Lammas and Little Hautboys, valued in the King's Book at £7, and enjoyed by the Rev. W.H. Marsh, jun., of Erpingham. The glebe is 36A., and the tithes were commuted in 1840 for £240 per annum. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a low embattled tower, with four bells. Near the west end of the village is an ancient Quakers' Meeting House, with a small burial ground." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]


It is also known as Buxton Lammas.
See also Great Hautbois and Little Hautbois.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Lammas was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Lammas is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law