"RUSHALL, 3 miles W. of Harleston, has in its parish 267 souls, and 1170 acres of land, belonging to a number of freeholders, who pay small free rents to the Duke of Norfolk, as lord of the manor. The Hall farm, (200A.) belongs to the Bethel Hospital, Norwich. The Church (Virgin Mary,) has a tower half circular and half octangular. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4, and in 1831 at £93. The Rev. J.N. White, of Tivetshall, is patron and incumbent, and has about 12A. of glebe. The great tithes belong to Emanuel College, Cambridge." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, 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 the Virgin Mary.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Rushall was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Rushall is in Earsham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Rushall has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM199828 (Lat/Lon: 52.398753, 1.230981), Rushall which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law