"SWANTON-MORLEY is a considerable village of detached houses, nearly 4 miles N.E. of East Dereham, comprising in its parish 779 inhabitants, and 2,649A. 13P. of land, belonging to a number of proprietors, the largest of whom is Edward Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, which is on fine arbitrary, and has a court baron in Nov. The ancient lords were the Beaufoes, Morles, and Parkers. The CHURCH (All Saints) stands on an eminence, . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £15. 10s. 2d., is consolidated with Worthing, in the gift of E. Lombe, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Tacey. The joint rectories were valued in 1831, at £922 per annum. Thomas Barret bequeathed, many years ago, a yearly rent-charge of £24, for repairing the church and relieving the poor. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 All Saints.
- Usher, Robert Neave
- Swanton Morley Church (All Saints): its history and interest as an example of a fine 14th century church: with special reference to the connection of the church with the ancestors of Abraham Lincoln.
[Norwich, Soman-Wherry, 1945]
- Swanton Morley Methodist Chapel
- Swanton Morley Methodist Chapel, 1868-1968: centenary booklet, containing brief historical notes and a programme of services and special events.
[Swanton Morley, The Church, 1968]
- Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
- The Parish Registers of All Saints' Church, Swanton Morley.
- Baptisms: 1784-1837, 1838-1891.
- Marriages: 1755-1837 (incl. Banns 1782-1823), 1837-1891.
- Burials: 1784-1837, 1838-1891, 1892-1988.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 7 volumes, c1993]
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Bishops Transcripts
- Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Swanton Morley to another place.
Swanton Morley is in Launditch Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
- Description of Launditch Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Swanton Morley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Swanton Morley and Worthing Inclosure Act, 1755.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common fields and certain lands lying dispersed in the half year closes belonging to the manor of Swanton with Worthing, within the parishes of Swanton Morley and Worthing in the county of Norfolk, and for extinguishing the several rights of common and sheep walk over the said fields and half year closes, and over certain lands called the brecks, lying within the said manor and parishes.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG014162 (Lat/Lon: 52.706295, 0.978984), Swanton Morley which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.)
- See Norfolk People and Families
- Rayner, Daisy (edited by Susan Palmer)
- Our knickers were interesting: a Norfolk village childhood.
(Early 20th century in Swanton Morley).
[ISBN 0951541609, Dereham, c1989]