"SHOULDHAM-THORPE, anciently called Garbois-Thorpe, is a scattered village, on rising ground, nearly 5 miles N.E. of Downham, having in its parish 314 inhabitants, and 1,340 acres of land, of which Sir Thomas Hare is chief owner, and lord of the manor; and the rest belongs to Wm. Bagge, Esq., Mrs. Allen, and a few smaller owners. About a mile N. of the village, is the small manor of FODDERSTON, or Foston Gap, anciently a separate parish, belonging to the abbot of Ely, but now the property of the Dean and Chapter of Ely, and leased to Sir Thomas Hare, together with the tithes; but he is impropriator of the tithes of Shouldham-Thorpe, where the CHURCH, (Virgin Mary,) has a nave and chancel, . . . The living is a curacy, consolidated with that of Shouldham. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
|St Mary, Shouldham Thorpe, Church of England|
|St Peter, Foston or Foston Gap (Shouldham Thorpe), Church of England|
|Chapel (Middle Rd), Shouldham Thorpe, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Ebenezer Chapel (South Rd), Shouldham Thorpe, Primitive Methodist|
- 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 the Virgin Mary.
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Shouldham Thorpe is in Clackclose Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
- Description of Clackclose Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Shouldham Thorpe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Commissioners Appointed for Inclosing Lands
- Shouldham and Shouldham-Thorpe Inclosure: schedule of the public allotments, public, private and bridle roads, footpaths, drain, fences, rules, orders, etc.
[Lynn Regis (King's Lynn), Printed by R. Marshall, 1798]
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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