"OXNEAD, a small parish on the east side of the Bure, 2½ miles S.S.E. of Aylsham, has only 56 inhabitants, 641 acres of land, in two farms, and a large duffield, blanket, &c. manufactory, established about 24 years ago, and now employing about 100 hands. S. Bignold, Esq., purchased this manor in 1828, of Viscount Anson, now Earl of Lichfield. From 1423 till 1732, it was held by the Paston family, two of whom were Earls of Yarmouth. . . . The Church (St. Michael,) is a small edifice embowered in trees. The chancel is paved with black and white marble, and has a handsome marble tomb, on which lies the effigy of Clement Paston, who died in 1597. By him lies also the effigy of his wife, and at his feet is a pelican. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9. 1s. 5d., is consolidated with Buxton and Skeyton." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]
- Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
- Monumental Inscriptions in the Church of St Michael.
[Monumental Brass Society, in "Transactions of the Monumental Brass Society", Vol 9, Part 5, 1955]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- 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 Michael.
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Baptisms 1574-1812, Banns 1756-1889, Marriages 1578-1900 and Burials 1573-1809.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
- Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Oxnead 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
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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.