"LEXHAM, (WEST) 3 miles W. of Litcham, is a parish, with only 124 souls, and 1,126 acres of land, belonging to the Earl of Leicester. The Church (St. Nicholas,) is a small antique fabric, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 11s. 8d., and in 1831, at £156. The glebe is 58A. Lord Wodehouse is patron, and the Hon. and Rev. A. Wodehouse, incumbent. The latter is also rector of Litcham and East Lexham." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
West Lexham is about 5 miles N.N.E. of Swaffham.
See also East Lexham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 Nicholas.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from West Lexham to another place.
West Lexham is in Launditch Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
- Description of Launditch Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which West Lexham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Litcham Historical and Amenity Society
- The Book of Litcham with Lexham and Mileham.
[ISBN 1841141909, Halsgrove Community History Series, 2002]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF844173 (Lat/Lon: 52.721842, 0.729645), West Lexham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.)
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.