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Quarles

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"QUARLES, an extra-parochial liberty, 3 miles S.S.W. of Wells, has only 22 inhabitants, and 600 acres of land, held by the Earl of Leicester, on a 21 years' lease, renewable every seven, of Christ's College, Cambridge. Part of his plantations, and the triumphal arch at the entrance to Holkham Park, are in this manor, which had anciently a church, which was in ruins in 1571, and no traces of it now remain. It was subject to Creake Abbey, and was given by the Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VII., to the above-named college." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paul Beesley]

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Quarles is about 6 miles north north west of Fakenham.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church was in ruins in the 16th century.
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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), Quarles was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Quarles is in North Greenhoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Quarles 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 TF882390 (Lat/Lon: 52.91589, 0.797624), Quarles which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law