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"PUDDING NORTON, 1½ mile S. of Fakenham, has in its parish only 25 souls, and 755 acres of land, belonging to A.W. Biddulph, Esq., the patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and now a sinecure, enjoyed by the Rev. W.W. Wilcocks, of Fakenham. The Church (St. Margaret,) was dilapidated many years ago, but part of the tower still remains." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Peter Green]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Toftrees, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret, but it was in ruins before 1600.
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Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures of the ruins.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Pudding Norton was in Walsingham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Pudding Norton is in Gallow Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Gallow Hundred
Description of Gallow Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Pudding Norton 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 TF922281 (Lat/Lon: 52.816484, 0.850324), Pudding Norton which are provided by:

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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
1801----18
18112214
18211114
18312217
18412--25
18512--21
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861  2--17
1871  5  519
1881  5  732
1891  5  530
1901111148
1911--1147

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.