"SCULTHORPE, a large scattered village, 2 miles N.W. of Fakenham, has in its parish 591 souls, and 2,049 acres of land, mostly belonging to the lord of the manor - Sir L. Jones, Bart., and partly to Lord Hastings, and several smaller owners. The CHURCH (All Saints,) has a fine tower, . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, and in 1831 at £553, has 71A. 21P. of glebe. Sir L. Jones, Bart., is patron, and the Rev. Edw. Marsham, M.A., incumbent. The tithes have been commuted for £550 per annum.  . . . Here is a Methodist Chapel " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


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 is dedicated to All Saints in some records, and to St Mary and All Saints in others.

Church History

Jones, Mrs Herbert
Notes on Sculthorpe Church.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.7, 1872]

Church Records

Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
Sculthorpe Marriages 1561-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 6.

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Historical Geography

Sculthorpe 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 Sculthorpe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (27): Sculthorpe.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1829.
Great Britain: Statute
Sculthorpe Inclosure Act, 1829.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing lands in the parish of Sculthorpe in the county of Norfolk: 23rd March 1829.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1829]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



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