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Saxthorpe

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"SAXTHORPE, 5 miles N.W. of Aylsham, on the north side of the Bure, has 342 souls, and 2073 acres of land, of which 870A., with the manorial rights, were purchased about 25 years ago, by the Earl of Orford, of the Elvin family. The rest of the soil belongs to other proprietors. Pembroke College, Cambridge, has the appropriation of the rectory, and the patronage of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £4. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £144. It is enjoyed by the Rev. Samuel Ashby, M.A., and was augmented with £400 by W. Trolope, and Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1739.  . . . The Church (St. Andrew,) was built about 1490; previous to which, here was St. Dunstan's Chapel, founded by Amer de Valence, in 1313, on the site still called Chapel close. In 1666, the Rev. John Vaughan, a late vicar, left £260 to the Boy's Hospital, in Norwich, and directed that half the boys admitted in consideration thereof, should be sent from Saxthorpe." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Jones]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Minister, services, description, picture, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Picture of the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1709-1805, Marriages 1709-1802 and Burials 1709-1805.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Saxthorpe was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Wilson, Janet
The Heritage of Corpusty and Saxthorpe.
[North Walsham, Rounce and Wortley, 1990]
Wilson, Janet; and Brewster, Anne
Saxthorpe and Corpusty: twin villages and their churches on the River Bure.
[Norwich, Gallpen Press, 1988]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Saxthorpe is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Saxthorpe 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 TG116305 (Lat/Lon: 52.830047, 1.139315), Saxthorpe 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
18015066316
18116370316
18217480342
18318081362
184173--342
185176--350
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186170--328
18716567289
18816869331
18916773278
19017074246
1911--70281

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.