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Newton by Castle Acre

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"NEWTON-BY-CASTLEACRE is a small village, near the summit of the southern acclivity of the vale of the Nar, overlooking Castleacre, on the opposite side of the river, and distant 4 miles N. by E. of Swaffham. Its parish has only 93 inhabitants, and about 1005 acres of land, belonging to the Earl of Leicester and A. Fountaine, W. Martin, and W.O. Locke, Esqrs., the first of whom is lord of the manor. The CHURCH (All Saints) has a low square tower, rising between the nave and chancel, and containing two bells. It is a low and heavy pile, supposed to have been built about the time of Edward the Confessor. The vicarage, valued in the [King's Book] at £2. 15s., and in 1831 at £103, was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1810, and is in the incumbency of the Rev. J.H. Bloom, of Castleacre, and patronage of the Bishop of Ely, the impropriator of the great tithes, now leased to Wenman Martin, Esq." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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See also Newton Flotman, Newton St Faith (Horsham St Faith) and West Newton.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, minister, address, description, picture, etc.
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
A Guide to the Parish Church of Newton-by-Castleacre.
[Newton by Castle Acre, The Church, 1980s]
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Church Records

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

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Newton by Castle Acre was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Newton by Castle Acre is in South Greenhoe hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Newton by Castle Acre has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

and nearby places.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF832154 (Lat/Lon: 52.705515, 0.710248), Newton by Castle Acre which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour for Castle Acre and Newton by Castle Acre
World Wars 1 and 2.
Roll of Honour for Castle Acre and Newton by Castle Acre
World War 1.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

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
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801  91948
1811101055
1821  81368
1831141470
184115--93
185115--72
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186115--84
1871161675
1881161668
1891151574
1901131356
1911--1563

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.