"LIMPENHOE, near the Railway, 11 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 186 souls, and 1077 acres of land, mostly the property of J.F. Leathes, Esq., the lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the Church (St. Botolph,) which is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and annexed to Southwood rectory. Here are 3 acres of glebe, and the poor have half an acre, let for 10s. The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Limpenhoe is about 9 mile W.S.W. of Great Yarmouth.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 Botolph.
- Husenbeth, Frederick Charles
- On some mural paintings discovered in Limpenhoe Church (St Botolph), Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.5, 1859]
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Limpenhoe is in Blofield Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
- Description of Blofield Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Limpenhoe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG399036 (Lat/Lon: 52.57755, 1.539285), Limpenhoe which are provided by:
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- 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 Limpenhoe Hill."