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"STANFIELD, on the Fakenham road, 5½ miles N.W. by N. of East Dereham, has in its parish 259 souls, and 926A. 3R. 12P. of land, belonging to the Rev. Robt. Hankinson, and a few smaller owners. The Church, (St. Margaret,) is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 14s. 2d., and in 1831, at £245. It is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. James Royle, who built the present commodious Rectory House. The glebe is about 20A. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
St Margaret's Church, Stanfield: Memorial Inscriptions.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1998]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 Margaret.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Stanfield was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Stanfield is in Launditch Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.