South Pickenham


"PICKENHAM (SOUTH) is a parish and neat village, 4 miles S.S.E. of Swaffham, containing 170 souls, and 1751 acres of land, of which about 200 acres are a rabbit warren on the heath, west of the village. Edward Thornhill Applewhaite, Esq., is owner of the soil and lord of the manor. He resides at the Hall, an ancient mansion, which was repaired and modernized, about ten years ago, by its late owner, W.L.W. Chute, Esq. The CHURCH (All Saints) has on its north sides the remains of a chapel, in which Sir Henry Hobart, Knight, was interred in 1638. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8.1s.5½d., and in 1831, at £313. E.T. Applewhaite, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. George Montagu, of Swaffham, incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also North Pickenham.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

Church Records

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

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Historical Geography

South Pickenham is in South Greenhoe hundred.

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