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Saxlingham Thorpe

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"SAXLINGHAM-THORPE, near the river Tas, 7½ miles S. of Norwich, has in its parish 131 souls, and 456A. of land. The Rev. J.H. Steward is lord of the manor; but part of the soil belongs to Robt. Fellowes, Esq. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) is an ivy-clad ruin, being dilapidated long before 1740, when the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., was consolidated with that of Saxlingham-Nethergate. Here is a small Baptist Chapel, built about 1818." [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. It was in ruins before 1740.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Heywood, Stephen and Ayton, John
Three Ruined Churches: St Margaret, Bayfield; St Mary Magdalen, Saxlingham Thorpe; and All Saints, Oxwick.
[Norwich, Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group, 1995]

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: Saxlingham Thorpe Particular Baptist: Births and Registrations, 1793-1837.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1989]

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 Thorpe was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Saxlingham Thorpe Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Saxlingham Thorpe Tower Mill
Description and history.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Saxlingham Thorpe 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

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

Land and Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Daines Farm, Cobie's Lane, Saxlingham Thorpe: A history based upon documentary sources.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1998]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Foxhole Farm, Saxlingham Thorpe: A history based upon documentary sources.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1999]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.