"PLUMSTEAD, 4 miles S.E. of Holt, has in its parish 190 souls, and 1273A. of land. J.T. Mott, Esq., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor. The Church (St. Michael,) is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5. 3s. 4d., and having 11A. 2R. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £185, awarded in 1839 in lieu of tithes. The Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, is patroness, and the Rev. Arthur Langton, of Hempstead-with-Eccles, is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Michael.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1726-1811, Marriages 1732-1811 and Burials 1726-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Plumstead to another place.
Plumstead is in North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
- Description of North Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Plumstead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG132349 (Lat/Lon: 52.869441, 1.166782), Plumstead which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
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.
- 1901 Census
- "Including Plumstead Green."