"HOLME-NEXT-RUNCTON is a small dispersed village, in the marshy grounds between the river Ouse and South Runcton, 4 miles N. of Downham. Its parish has 288 inhabitants, and 1,017A. of land, mostly the property of Sir W.J.H.B. Ffolkes, and the Execs. of the late Robt. Peel, Esq.; the latter of whom are lords of the manor, and patrons of the CHURCH, (St. James,) which is a small thatched fabric, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9 19s. 2d., and consolidated with South Runcton and Wallington. . . . The united rectories were valued in 1831 at £595 per annum, and are enjoyed by the Rev. Jno. Fras. Edwards." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Fincham, 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 James.
- Church of St James
- Description of the bells and picture of the church.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Runcton Holme to another place.
Runcton Holme is in Clackclose Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
- Description of Clackclose Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Runcton Holme has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- South Runcton and Runcton Holme Inclosure Act, 1815.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of South Runcton and Holme, otherwise Runcton Holme, in the county of Norfolk: 12th May 1815.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1815]
[London, G. Bramwell, 1815]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF617090 (Lat/Lon: 52.654676, 0.388468), Runcton Holme which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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