Oxwick with Pattesley


"OXWICK-CUM-PATTESLEY, 4 miles S. by W. of Fakenham, are two parishes, united for the support of the poor, and containing a few scattered houses, 80 inhabitants, and about 1040 acres, of which 64 souls and 732 acres are in Oxwick, where the Church (All Saints) is situated. Oxwick is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 9s. 2d., and in 1831 at £234, in the gift of F.J. Blake, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. T. Paddon." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Oxwick with Pattesley is also known as Oxwick, Oxwick cum Pattesley and as Oxwick and Pattesley.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church of Oxwick is dedicated to All Saints, but is in ruins.
  • The parish church of Pattesley was dedicated to St John the Baptist but was in ruins by the 16th century, and part has been incorporated into a private house.

Church History

Church of All Saints at Oxwick
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Church of St John the Baptist at Pattesley
Description and picture of the house containing the ruins.
Heywood, Stephen and Ayton, John
Three Ruined Churches: St Margaret, Bayfield; St Mary Magdalen, Saxlingham Thorpe; and All Saints, Oxwick.
[Norwich, Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group, 1995]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1757-1758, and 1826-1827.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1737-1761, and 1762-1784.

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), Oxwick with Pattesley was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

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Historical Geography

Oxwick with Pattesley is in Launditch Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Oxwick with Pattesley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Town Lands
Locations, acreages, tenants, and the amounts paid.
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1801-1802, 1810-1811, and 1820-1821.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF910250 (Lat/Lon: 52.78906, 0.831656), Oxwick with Pattesley which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



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   6   9 61 Oxwick
    1   1 11 Pattesley
1811   8 13 78
1821 13 13 79
1831 15 15 74
1841 13 -- 64 Oxwick
    2 -- 16 Pattesley
1851 15 -- 70 Oxwick
    3 -- 15 Pattesley
Year   Inhabited
Families Population   
1861 14 -- 66 Oxwick
    2 -- 10 Pattesley
1871 17 17 78
1881 15 15 76
1891 17 17 86
1901 16 16 85
1911 -- 20 98

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
MITFORD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Mitford District is attributed to the migration of labourers to towns, and to Yorkshire and Northumberland, &c."