"THELVETON, 2 miles E.N.E. of Diss, has in its parish 169 souls, and 1001 acres of land, all the property of Thos. Havers, Esq., of Thelveton Hall, a large Elizabethan mansion, with octagonal turrets, and a Catholic chapel. The Church (St. Andrew,) has lately been thoroughly repaired and beautified, and has a very ancient font, in fine preservation, decorated with figures of the twelve apostles. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, is in the patronage of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Holmes, M.A., of Scole. A neat parsonage house has lately been erected. The glebe is 8A., and the tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £290 per annum." [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


The name may also be found as Thelverton.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, 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 Andrew.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Description, services, picture, etc.

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages: Thelveton, 1539-1754.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Thelveton was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Thelveton is in Diss Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Manning, Charles Robertson
Three Old Halls in Norfolk.
(Lovell's Hall, Thelveton Hall, Wilby Old Hall, and the families of Upwood, Havers and Wilton).
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.11, 1892]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM163811 (Lat/Lon: 52.384977, 1.176652), Thelveton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law