Saxlingham by Holt


"SAXLINGHAM, on an eminence, 3 miles W. of Holt, has in its parish 147 souls, and 1498 acres of land. Sir R.P. Jodrell owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church (St. Margaret,) which has a fine monument in memory of the lady of Sir Chpr. Heydon, with her effigy, kneeling under an arch. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12. 7s. 3½d., and in 1831, at £591, with that of Sharrington annexed to it, is enjoyed by the Rev. S. Jodrell, A.M. The tithes here were commuted, in 1845, for £426 per annum, including the glebe." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Saxlingham.
See Thornage
Ketton-Cremer, Robert Wyndham
The Heydon monument at Saxlingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.34, 1969]
Rye, Walter
Rye's Norfolk Essays Vol 3: Norfolk mystics and the influence of Dr Dee, etc.
Includes a diagram of Lady Haywood's tomb and inscriptions from Saxlingham Church.
[Norwich, Roberts and Co., 1925]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Pictures of the church.
James, J.M.
St Margaret's Church, Saxlingham, a brief guide.
[Saxlingham, The Church, 1979]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1721-1811, Marriages 1729-1812 and Burials 1721-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Saxlingham was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Saxlingham is in Holt hundred.

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


Land & Property

Rose, Edwin J.
Saxlingham Place or Heydon Hall, Saxlingham: a description and the results of some recent excavations.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.38, 1983, and vol.40, 1987]


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Walsingham Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG025397 (Lat/Lon: 52.916355, 1.011082), Saxlingham by Holt which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law