"SYDERSTONE, a village on an acclivity, 6 miles W.N.W. of Fakenham, has in its parish 504 souls, and 2,308 acres of land, belonging to the Marquis Cholmondeley, the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £535, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Henry Tudor, M.A., with 45A. of glebe. The tithes were [commuted] in 1845. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower, and formerly had aisles, which were taken down about 1784. In the 12th of Henry VII., the Earl of Suffolk granted this manor to the Robserts, one of whom was the unfortunate Anne, Countess of Leicester, who figures in Sir Walter Scott's novel of Kenilworth, under the name of Amy Robsert." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Astley, Hugh John Dukinfield
Extracts from the two oldest registers of the Parish of Syderstone, Norfolk.
[Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, vol 15, 1904]
Syderstone Marriages 1585-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 8.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Description & Travel

Syderstone Village Pages
Events, history, church, pictures, etc.

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Historical Geography

Syderstone is in Gallow Hundred.

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

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



Fourdrinier, N.D.
Syderstone and its Church.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1968]


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