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Plumstead

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"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]

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Plumstead is also called Plumstead by Holt.
See also Great Plumstead and Little Plumstead.

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Church Directories

  • 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.
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Church Records

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

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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), Plumstead was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG132349 (Lat/Lon: 52.869441, 1.166782), Plumstead which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

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
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012233149
18112135167
18214141159
18314646220
184146--190
185152--200
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186148--178
18715052189
18814245193
18914141177
19014344186
1911--39167

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."