"SPIXWORTH, 4 miles N. by E. of Norwich, has only 52 souls and 2009 acres of land, belonging to John Longe, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at the Hall, a large mansion, in an extensive and well-wooded park. He is also patron of the Church (St. Peter,) which has several memorials of his family, and two ancient recumbent effigies of Wm. Peck and his wife. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and now enjoyed by the Rev. George Howes. The glebe is 7A. 2R. 15P., and the tithes have been commuted for £306 per annum. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Taverham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, minister, pictures, etc.
Parishes of Horsham St Faith, Spixworth and Crostwick
Churches, services, pictures, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1551-1900, Banns 1756-1900, Marriages 1554-1832 and Burials 1556-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Spixworth, 1554-1737.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Spixworth, 1737-1752.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Spixworth was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Spixworth Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, pictures, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Spixworth which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Spixworth is in Taverham Hundred.

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

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



Mason, Joseph
Spixworth: History and Landscape in a Norfolk Village.
[ISBN 0953388905, 1998]
Warnes, Ray
A history of Spixworth and Grange Farm.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG247152 (Lat/Lon: 52.687829, 1.32325), Spixworth which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



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
Families Population
1801 9 9 81
1811 9 9 69
1821 7 9 74
1831 7 8 54
1841 8 -- 52
1851 8 -- 41
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861   8 -- 44
1871   8   8 54
1881 11 11 64
1891 13 13 72
1901 13 14 75
1911 -- 15 62

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.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."