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"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]

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Church Directories

  • 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.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Eleven Churches, a Guide to the Bramerton Group, Norfolk.
See Hellington
W.L.R.
St Mary's Church Surlingham: a brief guide (with short notes about the village and ruins of St Saviour's).
[Surlingham, The Church, 1997]
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Surlingham was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Surlingham Village
Description, history, parish council, pictures, etc.
Points, Jack
Surlingham: A South Rivers Village.
[1990]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Surlingham which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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Land & Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The Ferry House, Surlingham: a history.
[2006]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The History of the Manor of Surlingham Earlhams cum Little Breech in Rockland.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1989]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG313065 (Lat/Lon: 52.60727, 1.414746), Surlingham which are provided by:

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Names, Personal

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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
18014664308
18114671318
18215283403
18315582399
184197--446
185199--467
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861103  --465
1871108112497
1881111115486
1891102105409
1901100100371
1911  --100372

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.