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"STRUMPSHAW is a well-built, but dispersed village, on an eminence, 8½ miles E. by S. of Norwich, comprising within its parish 412 inhabitants, and about 1200 acres, belonging to a number of freeholders and some copyholders; the latter are subject to arbitrary fines, payable to the heirs of the late E. Walpole, Esq., as lords of the manor. The ancient lords were the Dan-Martins and the Bardolphs. The Church (St. Peter,) was new pewed and covered with blue slate, in 1819, at the cost of £150. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and in 1831 at £486, with that of Bradestone annexed to it, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. E.S. Whitbread, M.A., who has a commodious residence, and 64A. of glebe. The tithes of Strumpshaw were commuted in 1844, for £370 per annum. The windmill, in this parish, is supposed to stand on the highest hill in Norfolk, " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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
Services, description, history, picture, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1562-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), Strumpshaw was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Strumpshaw, Buckenham and Hassingham
Description and pictures.
Peart, Stephen
Strumpshaw, a village at that time of day.
[Strumpshaw, 1981]
Strumpshaw Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Strumpshaw Steam Museum
Description, events, pictures, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Strumpshaw is in Blofield Hundred.

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

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


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 50 77 323
1811 61 67 304
1821 64 64 318
1831 56 81 374
1841 82 -- 412
1851 86 -- 441
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 91 -- 386
1871 92 92 389
1881 91 91 407
1891 88 89 386
1901 82 82 340
1911 -- 81 310

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.