"TAVERHAM, the small village which gives name to this hundred, is situated on the north bank of the Wensum, commanding a fine view of the vale, and distant 5½ miles N.W. of Norwich. The parish contains 211 inhabitants, and 2021A. of land, with extensive plantations, partly surrounding the large lawn and picturesque mansion of Nathaniel Micklethwait, Esq., the principal owner of the soil, and lord of the manor of Taverham Hall; but part of the parish is in the Bishop's manor of Drayton. The copyholds in the latter are on fine certain, and in the former arbitrary.In the village is a large paper mill.The old church was destroyed by lightning in 1458. The present CHURCH (St. Edmund,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 5s. 5d., and now possessing 42 acres of glebe, and a yearly rent of £310 awarded in 1844, in lieu of tithes. The Rev. John Surtees is the incumbent, and the Bishop of Norwich, patron." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Taverham is also the name of the hundred, the deanery, and the petty sessional division, so a reference to Taverham could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.
|St Edmund, Taverham, Church of England|
|Trinity Ecumenical Church, Thorpe Marriott (Taverham), Church of England|
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Taverham, 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 St Edmund.
- Campling, Arthur
- Index of Marriages, Taverham, 1720-1753.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
- Sims, Judith M.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
- Taverham Church of England Parish Registers, 1601-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Taverham to another place.
Taverham is in Taverham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Taverham Hundred
- Description of Taverham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Taverham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Johnson, Brent
- Taverham cartridge factory.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.8, no.2, 2007]
- Mason, Joseph
- Words on Paper - History of Taverham.
- Norgate, Thomas Bladwell
- A history of Taverham from early times to 1969.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG160141 (Lat/Lon: 52.681378, 1.19442), Taverham 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.)
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.
- 1851 Census
- "In Drayton an increase of population has been caused by an influx of labourers employed at the paper-mills in the adjoining Parish of Taverham, where there are few cottages."
- 1861 Census
- "ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."
- 1911 Census
- Out of the population of 198, 18 were in a large establishment or institution. This might have been Taverham Hall.
- Beer, Peter J.
- Where elephants nest: portrait of a school, Taverham Hall, Norwich.
[ISBN 0948069155, Norwich, Coorlea Publishing, Taverham Hall Educational Trust, 1996]