"SEDGEFORD, a parish and scattered village, in the vale of a small rivulet, between Heacham and Docking, 13 miles N.N.E. of Lynn, has 669 inhabitants, and 4,001 acres, of which, 2,036 acres, with the manor and great tithes, are held of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, by the Rev. S. C. E. N. Rolfe, M.A., of Heacham Hall. The rest belongs partly to the latter, H. L. S. Le Strange, Esq., Capt. Davy, and several smaller proprietors. The Dean and Chapter are also patrons of the vicarage, valued in K. B. at £8, and in 1831 at £246. It is enjoyed by the Rev. C.F. Millard, of Norwich, with 3½A. of glebe. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower, . . . The east window has been filled with beautiful stained glass, in various designs, by Mr. Wailes, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here. A National School has lately been erected by the Rev. S. C. E. N. Rolfe. . . . In the parish was anciently a hamlet called Gnatyngdon, or Nettington, held by Godwin Halden, " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ian Wegg]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, 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 the Virgin.
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Sedgeford is in Smithdon Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Smithdon Hundred
- Description of Smithdon Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Sedgeford 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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- The Thunderstorm which took place at Sedgeford in the County of Norfolk, on the Fifth of July, 1819, with remarks, etc.
[Religious Tract Society, London, 1830?]
- Hammond, Janet
[Stoke Ferry, Daedalus Press, 1977]
- Ingleby, Holcombe
- The Charm of a Village. An account of Sedgeford with its history and its carnivals.
[London, Clement Ingleby, 1925]
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