"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]
Raveningham is about 12 miles S.E. of Norwich.
It is also known as Ranningham.
- 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.
- 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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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
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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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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.
- 1911 Census
- Out of the population of 323, 39 were in a large establishment or institution. This might have been Raveningham Hall.