"SURLINGHAM, 5 miles E. by S. of Norwich, is a pleasant village on the southern acclivities of the vale of the Yare, comprising in its parish 446 inhabitants, and 1,767A. of land, exclusive of 100A. of broads, (water) and lying chiefly in the manors of Surlingham and Earlham, (fines arbitrary). C.E. Tuck, Esq., is lord of the former, and Robt. Fellowes, Esq., of the latter; but a great part of the soil belongs to other proprietors, several of whom are resident, in neat houses. Here were formerly two CHURCHES, St. Mary and St. Saviour; but the latter is in ruins, - being dilapidated several centuries ago. The former is a small edifice, . . . Both were appropriated to the nuns of Carrow Abbey. The vicarage of St. Mary, and the curacy of St. Saviour, are consolidated, and valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £100; in the presentation of the Bishop of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. John Scott. The Rev. Wm. Collett is appropriator of the great tithes and 36A. of glebe. The great and small tithes were commuted in 1845 for £410 per annum. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Mary.
There was also a church dedicated to St Saviour.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Surlingham to another place.
Surlingham is in Henstead Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Henstead Hundred
- Description of Henstead Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Surlingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
- The Ferry House, Surlingham: a history.
- Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
- The History of the Manor of Surlingham Earlhams cum Little Breech in Rockland.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1989]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG313065 (Lat/Lon: 52.60727, 1.414746), Surlingham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Ellis, Ted
- See Norfolk People and Families.
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.