"SUFFIELD, 3½ W. by N. of North Walsham, and 4½ miles N.E. by N. of Aylsham, has in its parish 249 souls, and 1452A. of land, all the property of Lord Suffield, who derives his title from this place. (See Gunton, page 757.) The ancient Hall was converted into a farm-house by the late Lord Suffield, who built a neat School here, which has a small endowment for 16 poor children, left by a former Lady Suffield. The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) has a square tower, and the benefice is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14, and now having 8A. 3R. 32P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £352. 10s., awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes. It is in the gift of Lord Suffield, and incumbency of the Rev. Chas. Heath, together with Gunton and Hanworth. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Hall, Bryan
The Felmingham group of parishes, brief historical notes on the churches of Felmingham, Suffield, Colby, Banningham and Tuttington.
[Felmingham, The Churches, 1977]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcriptions
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1726-1812, Marriages 1732-1810 and Burials 1726-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

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), Suffield was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

Suffield is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG232328 (Lat/Lon: 52.846016, 1.312608), Suffield which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law