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Sisland

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"SISLAND, or Sizeland, 10 miles S. E. of Norwich, has in its parish only 64 souls, and about 500A. of land, belonging to various owners, and lying in the manors of Charles and Brooke. Lord Berners is lord of the former, and G. S. Kett, Esq., of the latter. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) is a small fabric, …The rectory, valued in K.B. at £3. 13s. 9d., and in 1831 at £126, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Hobson, B.D. The glebe is 18A.; and the common was enclosed in 1813." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

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The name may also be spelled Siseland.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description, services and picture.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Description, services and picture.
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Church Records

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), Sisland was in Loddon and Clavering 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

Sisland is in Loddon Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Sisland 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 TM345984 (Lat/Lon: 52.532827, 1.456717), Sisland 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  710  54
1811  7  9  55
1821  914101
18311011  85
184112--  64
185113--  77
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186113--76
1871121275
1881131371
1891111469
1901111269
1911--1373

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.