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Shingham

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"SHINGHAM, 4 miles S.W. of Swaffham, has in its parish only 59 souls, and about 1,000 acres of land, partly in South Greenhoe Hundred, and all in one farm, occupied by Mr. John Newman, and belonging to the Hon. C.S. Cowper. The CHURCH, (St. Bardolph,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4 6s. 8d., and consolidated with Beechamwell All Saints. . . . It was augmented with £200, of Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1794, and the tithes were commuted in 1839, for £98 per annum. " [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 Fincham, 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 Botolph or St Bardolph.
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Church History

Church of St Botolph
Description and picture.
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Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.
Shingham Church of England Parish Registers 1708-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1985]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Shingham was in Swaffham 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

Shingham is in Clackclose Hundred and South Greenhoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Shingham 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 TF762052 (Lat/Lon: 52.61613, 0.600643), Shingham which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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  3  538
1811  41052
1821  7  958
1831  51261
184111--59
185112--67
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186113--62
1871121278
1881141471
1891111146
1901111159
1911--1045

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.

1811 Census
In the summaries produced with the 1851 [sic] census, the population for 1811 is given as 42, rather than 52.