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North Pickenham

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"PICKENHAM, (NORTH) a parish and village, in the vale of a rivulet, 3 miles S.E. of Swaffham, has 269 souls, and 1516 acres of land, mostly the property of E.T. Applewhaite, Esq., lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH (St. Andrew,) which had formerly a chapel and hermitage dedicated to St. Paul. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 4s. 2d., and in 1831, at £430, with that of Houghton-on-the-Hill annexed to it. The Rev. Henry Say, of Swaffham, is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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See also South Pickenham.

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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 St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Marriages.
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), North Pickenham was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

North Pickenham is in South Greenhoe hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which North Pickenham 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 & Property

Inclosure
See Great Fransham.
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Maps

and nearby places.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF864070 (Lat/Lon: 52.628583, 0.752733), North Pickenham which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law