"SHERINGHAM parish, 5 miles W. of Cromer, and 5 miles E.N.E. of Holt, comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Sheringham -- the latter, on the sea cliffs, is entirely a fishing place; and the former, more than a mile inland, is mainly agricultural. It is in Erpingham union, North Erpingham hundred and petty sessional division, Holt county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Cromer polling district of North Norfolk. The rateable value in 1881 was £3168, and the population 1159. The estimated extent of the parish is about 2139 acres, divided into Upper and Lower Sheringham. Most of the soil, and the manor of Sheringham, belong to Henry Ramey Upcher, Esq., J.P., D.L., of Sheringham Hall, . . . built by the late A. Upcher, Esq., who died in 1819, before it was completed. . . . The Old House,  . . . belonging to Mr. Upcher, is occupied by his sister, Mrs. Pigott. The CHURCH (All Saints), situated in Upper Sheringham, is a handsome building, . . . The vicarage, certified at £16, and now valued at £83 per annum, was augmented in 1817 from Queen Anne's Bounty. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. Lethbridge Moore, M.A., incumbent, for whom a vicarage house was built in 1868,  . . . The Bishop of Ely is appropriator of 30 acres of glebe, and of all the tithes, which are held on lease by B.B. Cabbell, Esq., and were commuted in 1839 for £361 per annum.At Upper Sheringham there are a Wesleyan chapel, a school supported by H.R. Upcher, Esq.,  . . . At Lower Sheringham the Primitive Methodists erected a chapel at a cost of £700. . . . LOWER SHERINGHAM is a considerable fishing station,  . . .  Here was anciently a chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas, and a small chapel-of-ease was built in 1842 by the Rev. A. Upcher. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel in the village, the former erected in 1859, and the latter in 1844. Here is also an infant school." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1883) - Transcription copyright © Juanita Hadwin]


The name may also be spelled as Sherringham.




Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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, and is at Upper Sheringham.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Linnell, Charles L.S.
All Saints, Upper Sheringham.
[Upper Sheringham, The Church, 1988]
Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph
Description and picture.
Church of St Peter
Description, history and pictures.
St Andrew's Methodist Church
Picture, services, etc.
St Andrew's Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Craske, Roy
Methodism in Sheringham, a brief history.
[Sheringham, The Church, 1968]
Baptist Church
Description and picture.

Church Records

Erroll, A. Campbell
The Parish Registers of Sheringham, Norfolk, 1670-1858 (transcribed in 8 parts).
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1990]
Parish Register Transcriptions
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Web Sites

Sheringham Town Council
Local information and links.
Description and pictures.
Description, pictures, churches, businesses, etc.


Childs, Alan
Sheringham and Beeston: a portrait in old photographs and picture postcards.
[ISBN 1857700376, Seaford, S.B. Publications, 1992]
Sheringham Museum Trust
Britain in Old Photographs: Sheringham and District.
[ISBN 0750913576, Sutton Publishing, 1996]

Other Aspects of Sheringham

Sheringham Mill
Description and pictures.
Coleridge, J.K.
Sheringham Golf Club, 1891-1991.
[ISBN 0951794701, Sheringham Golf Club, 1991]
Day, William Ansell
Sheringham Pier.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, 1888]
Knights, Mark
The illustrated guide to Cromer and neighbourhood: including Runton, Sheringham, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Mundesley, Northrepps, Bacton, Bromholm, and the Broads; revised to the present time by Mark Knights.
[London, Jarrold, 1889?]
Ward Lock and Co's illustrated guide books.
A pictorial and descriptive guide to Cromer, Sheringham, Norwich and North Norfolk: with a special section for motorists. (10th edition revised).
[London, Ward Lock and Co., 1920s]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Sheringham which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Sheringham is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Sheringham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Ayers, May
Memoirs of a Shannock (A shannock is a native of Sheringham).
[ISBN 0948400331, Larks Press, 1995]
Ayers, May
Shannocks in Wartime.
[ISBN 094840096X, Larks Press, 2001]
Brooks, Peter
Coastal towns at war: the story of Cromer and Sheringham in the Second World War.
[ISBN 094614835X, Poppyland, 1988]
Brooks, Peter
A Sheringham Album.
[ISBN 0946148090, Poppyland, 1985]
Brooks, Peter
Sheringham - the story of a town.
[ISBN 0950430056, Poppyland, 1980]
Burki, D.
Sheringham, past and present.
[Sheringham, 1975]
Coombes, T.R.
[London, The Health Resorts Association, 1910]
Cox, Peter
The Divided Village: Upper and Lower Sheringham.
[ISBN 0952481057, Courtyard Publishing, c2000]
Cox, Peter
The Explosion at Sheringham (c1900).
[ISBN 0952481022, Sheringham, Courtyard, 2003]
Cox, Peter
The village becomes a town, the transformation of Sheringham, Norfolk, 1890-1910.
[ISBN 0952481014, Sheringham, Courtyard Publishing, 2001]
Craske, Stanley and Craske, Roy
Sheringham - A Century of Change.
[ISBN 0946148147, Poppyland Publishing, 1995]
Errol, A. Campbell
A History of the Parishes of Sheringham and Beeston Regis, in the county of Norfolk.
[ISBN 0950127000, Sheringham, 1970]
Reid, Andy (Ed.)
Cromer and Sheringham: the growth of the holiday trade 1877-1914.
[ISBN 0906219205, Norwich, Centre of East Anglian Studies and the Norfolk and Norwich Branch of the Historical Association, 1986]

Land & Property

Malins, Edward
The Red Books of Humphry Repton.
Including plans for Sheringham.
[London, Basilisk Press, 1976]
National Trust
Sheringham Park.
[National Trust, 1980s]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG160432 (Lat/Lon: 52.942897, 1.212613), Sheringham which are provided by:


Merchant Marine

Sheringham Lifeboat Station
Description, history, boats, news, crew, pictures, etc.
Sheringham Lifeboat
Description, history and picture.
Cox, Peter and Groves, Tim
The Fishermen's Lifeboat.
[ISBN 0952481006, Sheringham Town Council, 1994]
Cox, Peter and Groves, Tim
The Wreck of the Ispolen, at Sheringham, Norfolk, on 23rd January 1897.
[Sheringham, Courtyard Publishing, 1996]
Malster, Robert
The Sheringham Lifeboats 1838-1981.
[ISBN 0950430080, Poppyland, 1981]
West, Robin and West, Linda
The Story of the Sheringham Lifeboats, 1838-1988.
[Royal National Lifeboat Institution, 1986]

Names, Personal


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