"LINGWOOD is a scattered village, 8 miles E. of Norwich. Its parish has 643A. of fertile land, and had 473 inhabitants in 1841, including 102 in the Blofield Union Workhouse . . . . H.N. Burroughes, Esq., M.P., and the Rev. Jeremiah Burroughes, own most of the soil. The latter has a pleasant seat here, and supports a school for 20 poor children; and the former is lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the Church, (St. Peter,) which is a perpetual curacy, certified at £11. 0s. 6d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thos. Lyon Fellowes. It was valued in 1831 at £50, and augmented, from 1762 to 1824, with £1000 of Queen Anne's Bounty, of which £400 remains at interest, and the rest was laid out in 20A. of land at Martham and Tunstall." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • 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 Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Minister, location, picture, events, history, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Lingwood was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

You can see pictures of Lingwood which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Lingwood 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 Lingwood has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Lingwood Manor: historical notes.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1990]
See Moulton St Mary.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG363084 (Lat/Lon: 52.622174, 1.490106), Lingwood which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law

After 1834 Lingwood became part of the Blofield Union, and the workhouse was in this parish.

Blofield Union
Parishes in the union, their arrangements for the poor before 1834, etc.
Blofield Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
Blofield Union and Workhouse
Description and pictures.
Guardians of the Blofield Union
October 1835 to March 1836.
Serreau, Audrey
Times and Years: A History of the Blofield Union Workhouse at Lingwood in Norfolk.
[ISBN 0948903937, Bungay, Morrow and Co, 2000]


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 34 42 229
1811 33 39 198
1821 51 56 292
1831 57 57 294
1841 79 -- 473
1851 81 -- 509
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 79 -- 509
1871 78 78 438
1881 72 72 399
1891 80 80 421
1901 86 86 438
1911 -- 93 495

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.

1821 Census
"An inclosure of land, and small tenements built thereon, is mentioned, in the Return of Lingwood, as having caused an increase of Population".
1851 Census
"The Return includes 102 persons in 1841, and 135 in 1851, in the Blofield Union Workhouse".
1911 Census
The total included 95 people in the workhouse.