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Rougham

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"ROUGHAM is a small but pleasant village, 14 miles E. of Lynn, and 8 miles N. of Swaffham. Its parish contains 367 inhabitants, and 2,520 acres of land, in four farms, belonging to Frederick North, Esq,. of Hastings, whose ancestors were formerly seated here in a handsome hall, . . . Of this family was the eminent Lord Chief Justice North; and here was also seated a branch of the Yelvertons, afterwards Earls of Sussex, one of whom was Sir Wm. Yelverton, Lord Chief Justice, in the reign of Elizabeth. The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Mary, . . . The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £1. 8s. 6½d., and in 1831, at £206, was augmented in 1762-7 with £400 of Queen Anne's bounty. The patronage is in the Crown, and the Rev. John Smith, of Newhaven, is the incumbent. The rectorial tithes belong to the owner of the soil. The parish participates in the Free School at Great Massingham. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

See also Roudham and Roughton.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
The Church
Rougham: Church of St Mary.
[Rougham, The Church, 1980s]
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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), Rougham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Rougham is in Launditch Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Rougham 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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History

Rougham
Entries from the Domesday Book, and Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England.
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Land and Property

Mackie, Ian
Rougham Brickworks.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol 1, no.4, 1973]
Trett, Robert
Rougham Brickworks.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.2, no.4, 1979]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 40 40 178
1811 18 39 239
1821 58 66 330
1831 68 70 340
1841 71 -- 367
1851 74 -- 374
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 85 -- 409
1871 89 110 464
1881 90 100 389
1891 81   81 304
1901 74   74 300
1911 --   85 304

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.

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