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Raveningham

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"RAVENINGHAM, a parish of scattered dwellings, 3½ miles E.S.E. of Loddon, has 281 inhabitants, and 2288 acres of land. The principal owner of the soil, and lord of the manor, is Sir Edm. Bacon, Bart., who resides at the Hall, a large modern brick mansion, standing in a verdant park. Sir Edmund is premier baronet, the title being conferred on his ancestor early in 1611, before the date of any other baronetcy in England, though many were created in the same year. He is impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the CHURCH, (St. Andrew,) which is a curacy, certified at £30, and valued in 1831, at £57. It was augmented, in 1817 and '19, with £400 of royal bounty, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. James Wall, of Norton-Subcourse. The church is a neat edifice, with a tower, roun" [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Raveningham is about 12 miles S.E. of Norwich.
It is also known as Ranningham.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Pictures of the church.
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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), Raveningham was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Raveningham is in Clavering Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Raveningham 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 TM396965 (Lat/Lon: 52.514132, 1.529673), Raveningham 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
18012431192
18112838236
18213450261
18313653215
184156--281
185155--284
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186158--264
18715963255
18815556240
18915858301
19016565288
1911--71323

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.

1911 Census
Out of the population of 323, 39 were in a large establishment or institution. This might have been Raveningham Hall.