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Norton Subcourse

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"NORTON-SUBCOURSE (or Soupecors,) is a parish of dispersed houses, in the vale of a rivulet, 3 miles E. of Loddon. It has 356 souls, and 1849 acres of land, belonging chiefly to Sir E.B. Smyth, and Sir E. Bacon, the lords of the two manors; and partly to R. Denny, Esq., and a few smaller owners. Sir E. Bacon is impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the discharged vicarage, which was augmented in 1817, with a parliamentary grant of £600, and £400 given by the patron and incumbent. The Rev. James Wall is the vicar." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Norton Subcourse is about 12 miles S.E. of Norwich.

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Cemeteries

Church of St Mary
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.

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Church Directories

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

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Pictures of the church.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Norton Subcourse was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Pickering, R. (editor)
Village memories.
Issue 1: Reminiscences of the early 1900s in the villages of Thurlton and Norton Subcourse.
[1979]
Pickering, R. (editor)
Village memories.
Issue 2: Reminiscences of the olden days in the villages of Thurlton and Norton Subcourse.
[1980]
Norton Subcourse Marsh Drainage Mill
Description and pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Norton Subcourse is in Clavering Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Norton Subcourse 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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Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM410987 (Lat/Lon: 52.533036, 1.552334), Norton Subcourse which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 51 60 329
1811 53 70 351
1821 54 74 367
1831 60 80 367
1841 81 -- 356
1851 93 -- 428
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 92 -- 376
1871 92 92 366
1881 87 88 359
1891 92 93 348
1901 85 86 316
1911 -- 88 321

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.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parishes of Norton-Subcourse, Haddiscoe, Burgh St. Peter, Geldeston, Burgh-Apton, and Brooke is attributed to the migration of labourers and others to towns."
1901 Census
"Including Nogdam End, and Norton Street."