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"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]

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Church Directories

  • 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.
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Church History

Church of St Nicholas
Description and pictures.
Church of St Nicholas
Services, etc.
Church of St Nicholas
Pictures of the church.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1722-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 8.
Marriages
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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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Shereford was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Shereford 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 TF889296 (Lat/Lon: 52.830462, 0.802944), Shereford 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
1801----  75
18111515  70
18211518  98
18311016110
184115--  89
185113--  70
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186116--62
1871161874
1881171786
1891252596
1901242585
1911--2482

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.