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"SHIMPLING, 3½ miles N.E. of Diss, has in its parish 230 souls, and 670 acres of land, exclusive of commons. Thos. Dyson, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the Duke of Grafton owns the farm and ancient house, called Shimpling Place; and the Rev. Henry Harrison, of Palgrave, has an estate here, and is patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10. 13s. 4d., and in 1831, at £226. The Church (St. George,) has a tower and four bells. The glebe is 20A. The Church land is 6½A., and the poor have 12s. a year, left by Wm. Dennington, in 1725." [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 Redenhall, 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 George.
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Church History

Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Cattermole, Paul
Notes on the Parish Church of St George, Shimpling, Norfolk.
[Shimpling, The Churchwardens, 1984]
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Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Shimpling, 1538-1754.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Shimpling was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Shimpling is in Diss Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Shimpling 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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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM153831 (Lat/Lon: 52.403937, 1.163091), Shimpling 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
18012531169
18112634170
18212636179
18314141227
184142--230
185142--215
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186148--219
18714343197
18814040175
18914040168
19013636133
1911--36157

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.