"SHEREFORD, or Sheringford parish, on the Wensum, 3 miles W. of Fakenham, has only 89 souls, and 823A. of land, nearly all the property of Lord Chas. Townshend, the lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH, (St. Nicholas,) which has a round tower. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, and in 1831 at £227, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Jas. Cory, B.A., of Kettlestone, with 58½A. of glebe. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Toftrees, 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 Nicholas.
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Baptisms 1813-1880
- Marriages 1722-1837
- See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 8.
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1711-1810, Marriages 1713-1807 and Burials 1710-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Shereford 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
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.