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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]

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.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Pictures of the church.

Church Records

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


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


Description and Travel

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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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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
Families Population
1801 24 31 192
1811 28 38 236
1821 34 50 261
1831 36 53 215
1841 56 -- 281
1851 55 -- 284
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 58 -- 264
1871 59 63 255
1881 55 56 240
1891 58 58 301
1901 65 65 288
1911 -- 71 323

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.