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"STIBBARD, a scattered village, 4 miles E. of Fakenham, has in its parish 453 souls, and 1,421 acres of land, rising in bold undulations, and partly the property of Edm. Wodehouse, Esq. M.P., the lord of the manor; but some of it is in W.B. Gill, Esqr.'s manor of Stibbard-Docking; and the Kerslake, Francis, King, Rump, and other families, are land owners here. Hobbys Hole and another farm belong to Mr. Thos. Emery. The CHURCH (All Saints,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11 13s. 4d., and consolidated with Colkirk, in the incumbency of the Rev. Ralph Tatham, D.D., . . . The glebe is 23A. 2R. 23P. The Methodists have a small chapel here. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

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Monumental Inscriptions, All Saints' Church, Stibbard, with plan.
[1981]

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Census

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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 All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Stibbard Methodist Church
Services, sermons, news, events, etc.
Stibbard Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Stibbard Methodist Church
Description and pictures.
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Church Records

Howell, Shirley W. and Howell, Keith M.
Transcript and Index to Stibbard Parish Registers.
[Norwich, 1996]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Stibbard was in Walsingham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Stibbard
Description of the village.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Stibbard is in Gallow Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Stibbard 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 TF982284 (Lat/Lon: 52.816666, 0.940103), Stibbard 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  53  72283
1811  73  79340
1821  62  94426
1831104108505
1841114  --453
1851104  --478
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861  99  --451
1871102106466
1881  95  96458
1891  97  97436
1901  90  91383
1911  --  98437

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.

1821 Census
"An inclosure of land has taken place at Stibbard."
"The increase of population in the Parish of Stibbard is ascribed to an inclosure."
1841 Census
"The decrease is attributed partly to the emigration of paupers."
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Schools

Howell, Shirley W.
Extracts from Stibbard School Log Book, 1863-1934, with notes by Rachel Young.
[Norwich, 2003]
List of surnames and Quotations from the log book.