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Stratton Strawless

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"STRATTON-STRAWLESS is a small but pleasant village, 4½ miles S. by E. of Aylsham, and 7½ miles N. of Norwich, comprising in its parish 277 inhabitants, and 1583 acres of land, . . . The whole is the property of Robert Marsham, Esq., who resides at the HALL, . . . This manor has been held, since the time of Edward I., by the Marsham family; one of whom, Robert Marsham, Esq., F.R.S., who died in 1797, aged ninety, was a distinguished naturalist, . . . The Church (St. Margaret,) has a massive but short square tower, rebuilt in 1422, . . . has several handsome monuments, one of which has the recumbent effigy of a man in armour, supposed to represent the last Sir Ralph de Stratton; and on an altar-tomb of black marble, is the effigy of Thomas Marsham, . . . In a chapel, is an altar-tomb of black and white marble, with four effigies of Henry Marsham, (ob. 1692,) his wife, and his son and daughter. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8.8s., was augmented in 1794, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. Robert Marsham Esq., is the patron, and the Rev. Edward Marsham, of Sculthorpe, is the incumbent. The glebe is 32 acres, and the tithes have recently been commuted for £287 per annum. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]

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Church Directories

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

Church of St Margaret
Services, description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description, history and pictures.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1562-1812, Banns 1754-1817, Marriages 1563-1900 and Burials 1564-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Stratton Strawless was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Stratton Strawless is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Stratton Strawless 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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History

Edgar, Alwyn W.
Notes on the History of Stratton Strawless.
[1990s]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG222207 (Lat/Lon: 52.737955, 1.289606), Stratton Strawless which are provided by:

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Names, Personal

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Stratton Strawless became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.
  • Buxton and other parishes poor relief and employment act, 1806.
    See Brampton.
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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 individual occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012533158
18112536179
18212839187
18314141218
184146--277
185145--242
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186143--202
18714242194
18814444186
18913636137
19014343151
1911--45174

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.

1851 Census
"The decrease of population in the Parishes of Hevingham and Stratton-Strawless since 1841, is considered to be the result of emigration."

Other population figures