Saxlingham Nethergate


"SAXLINGHAM-NETHERGATE is a large village and parish, 7 miles S. of Norwich, containing 650 inhabitants, and 1530A. of land, partly the property of the Rev. J.H. Steward, and all lying in his manors of Saxlingham-Netherhall, Overhall, and Thorpe-Hall, (fines arbitrary.) John Gordon, Esq., and the Rev. Wm. Walford, have estates here; and the former has a neat mansion, . . . Here is a common, two-thirds of which belong to this parish, and the rest to Saxlingham-Thorpe, which also includes a small part of the village. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) is a handsome building, with a square tower and five bells. It was thoroughly repaired about 1809, by a late rector, the Ven. John Gooch, Archdeacon of Sudbury, . . . The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13. 11s. 8d., and has annexed to it that of Saxlingham-Thorpe, in the gift of the Rev. J.H. Steward, and incumbency of the Rev. W.F. Wilkinson, sen., M.A., of North Walsham. The tithes of the two parishes were commuted in 1843, for £792. 7s. 6d. per annum." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Muir, Mary
A history of the church in Saxlingham.
[Saxlingham Church, 1991]

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), Saxlingham Nethergate was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Saxlingham Nethergate Parish Council
Parish council, minutes, organisations, pictures, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Saxlingham Nethergate is in Henstead Hundred.

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

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



Muir, Mary
A good place to call home: Discovering the history of Saxlingham Thorpe and Saxlingham Nethergate.
[Norwich, 2000]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM230971 (Lat/Lon: 52.526353, 1.285744), Saxlingham Nethergate which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



Muir, Mary
From slate to computer: A history of education in Saxlingham Nethergate.
[Norwich, 1986]