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Little Ryburgh

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"RYBURGH-PARVA, 3 miles E.S.E. of Fakenham, on the east side of the Wensum, has in its parish 176 souls, and 873 acres of land, mostly the property of Edmond Wodehouse, Esq., M.P., the lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7 13s. 4d., and augmented with £200 given by the Rev. F. Burton, 1749, and £400 of Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1747 and '50. It is consolidated with the rectory of Ryburgh Magna, and at the enclosure, in 1808, it received 66A. in lieu of the vicarial tithes. The CHURCH (All Saints,) is an ivy mantled ruin. Little Clipston Farm, in this parish, belongs to Mr. John Francis, of Twyford, and is occupied by the Rev. Pp. Francis, of Stibbard. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Little Ryburgh is also known as Ryburgh Parva.
See also Great Ryburgh.

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Cemeteries

Howell, Shirley W. and Howell, Keith M.
The Monumental Inscriptions of Great and Little Ryburgh.
[1998]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church was dedicated to All Saints, but it was in ruins before 1845.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures of the ruins.
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Church Records

Howell, Shirley W. and Howell, Keith M.
Transcript and Index to Little Ryburgh Parish Registers: baptisms 1688-1777, 1785-1944, marriages 1695-1749, and burials 1697-1777, 1786-1946.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1990s]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1727-1732 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Little Ryburgh was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Little Ryburgh 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

You can see the administrative areas in which Little Ryburgh 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF967283 (Lat/Lon: 52.816354, 0.917185), Little Ryburgh which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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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
FamiliesPopulation
1801----  94
18111920  89
18212929111
18313737162
184137--176
185140--199
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186143--232
18713637152
18813740181
18913333139
19012929140
1911--33133

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.