"THARSTON, a pleasant village, 10 miles S. by W. of Norwich, and 1 mile N.W. of Long Stratton, has in its parish 388 souls, and 1502 acres of land, belonging to many proprietors, the largest of whom are Sir Robt. J. Harvey, and Wm. Gwyn, Esq., the former of whom is lord of the manor, (fines certain,) and lessee of the rectorial tithes, under the Bishop of Ely, who has also the patronage of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 1s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Biggs. The tithes were commuted in 1838, the rectorial for £420, and the vicarial for £120 per annum.The Church (Virgin Mary,) has a square tower and four bells.The rent of 2A. of old Poor's Land, (£3,) is distributed in bread. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]
- 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 of the Virgin Mary
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Tharston 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 Tharston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Tharston Hall and Manor
- Picture, history, etc.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (34): Tharston.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1802.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Tharston Inclosure Act, 1802.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the commons and waste grounds, within the parish of Tharston, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, Luke Hansard, printer, 1802]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM185946 (Lat/Lon: 52.505355, 1.21785), Tharston which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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