"TASBURGH, 8 miles S. of Norwich, is a village, on the abrupt acclivities at the confluence of three streams which form the small river Tas, Taus, or Tau, which flows southward to Norwich, and was once navigable up to the Roman siation [sic] here, called Ad Taum,  . . . has a round tower with four bells, and is said to have been built in 1380. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, is in the incumbency of the Rev. H. E. Preston, and patronage of Isaac Jermy, Esq., the lord of the manor, (fines arbitrary.) The parish contains 527 inhabitants, and about 870A. of land, belonging to several proprietors, one of whom is William Gwyn, Esq., who has a pleasant seat called Tasburgh Lodge. The tithes were commuted in 1831, for £278 per annum. The Rectory House, is a handsome mansion, " [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Depwade, 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 the Virgin Mary.

Church History

Church of the Virgin Mary
Description and pictures.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Tasburgh was in Depwade Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Tasburgh Parish Council
Meetings, minutes, etc.
Tasburgh Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Historical Geography

Tasburgh is in Depwade Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Tasburgh Fort
Description and pictures.
Great Britain: Statute
Tasburgh Inclosure Act, 1813.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Tasburgh, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, J. Dorington, 1813]

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM205958 (Lat/Lon: 52.515176, 1.247977), Tasburgh which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law