"PLUMSTEAD, (GREAT) 5 miles E. of Norwich, has in its parish 307 souls, and 1383 acres of fertile land, mostly arable. Joseph Muskett, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor of Plumstead; but here are several copyholds of the manor of Thorpe. The Church (St. Mary,) has a brick tower, erected in 1711. The living is a perpetual curacy, certified at £16, and valued in 1831 at £70. It was augmented from 1764 to 1817, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, laid out in land. The Rev. Edward Cole is the incumbent, and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich are the patrons and appropriators, but the tithes are leased to J. Muskett, Esq." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
Until 1857 it had been in the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
The church at Thorpe End is dedicated to St David.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Great Plumstead and Little Plumstead (and Thorpe End) Parish Council
- Description, churches, parish council, meetings, minutes, parish magazine, etc.
- Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead, and Thorpe End
- Description, churches, etc.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Great Plumstead to another place.
Great Plumstead is in Blofield Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
- Description of Blofield Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Great 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 TG301103 (Lat/Lon: 52.641657, 1.39904), Great Plumstead which are provided by:
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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.