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"OULTON, a parish of scattered houses, 3½ miles N.W. of Aylsham, has 409 souls, and 1849 acres, but only 1675 acres are assessable. The Dowager Lady Suffield, the Rev. S. Pitman, of Oulton Hall, (a neat mansion, sheltered by woody acclivities,) and W.E.L. Bulwer, Esq., own most of the soil. The latter is lord of the manor, but Lady Suffield is impropriator of the great tithes. The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul,) has a tower and one bell. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £8. 5s., and now having 13A. 28P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £190, awarded in 1839, in lieu of the vicarial tithes. The Rev. Stephen Cooke, M.A., of Knapton, is patron and incumbent. About half a mile N.E. of the church is an Independent Chapel." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

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Census

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, 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 and St Paul.
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Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures,
and pictures of Oulton Congregational Chapel.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Minister, services, etc.
 
Manning, Mary
Oulton [Congregational] Chapel: opened 1731, restored 1991.
[Norwich, Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust, 1998]
Oulton Congregational Chapel
Description and picture.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
1821: Clergyman's Return
Numbers of births, marriages and burials, 1811-1820.

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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), Oulton was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc
Oulton Post Mill
Description, history and map.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Oulton is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Oulton 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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History

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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG136284 (Lat/Lon: 52.811011, 1.167553), Oulton which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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
18016781351
18116372345
18216772382
18317585386
184176--409
185185--384
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186176--357
18718789363
18818492379
18918084372
19018283360
1911--81331

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
"at Oulton is a workhouse for several united Parishes."
1831 Census
"At Oulton is a Workhouse for several united Parishes."
1841 Census
"The Return for Oulton includes 47 persons in 1841, in a Workhouse, disused since the establishment of the Union Workhouse at Aylsham."