South Raynham


"RAYNHAM (SOUTH), or Raynham St. Martin, 5 miles S.W. by S. of Fakenham, has in its parish 32 houses, 155 souls, and 1,033 acres of land, nearly all the property of Capt. John Townshend, R.N., the lord of the manor, impropiator, and patron of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Martin, and is a vicarage, valued in the King's book at £6, and consolidated with Helhoughton, in the incumbency of the Rev. Hy. T. Lee, M.A." [Francis White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © the late A.J. Carter]


See also East Raynham and West Raynham.


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 Martin.

Church Records

South Raynham Marriages 1601-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 11.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Historical Geography

South Raynham 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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law