Runcton Holme


"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]


Church Directories

  • 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 History

Church of St James
Description of the bells and picture of the church.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Runcton Holme was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

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.


Land & Property

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]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



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Poor Houses, Poor Law