Thorpe Market


"THORPE MARKET is a picturesque village of neat houses and cottages, 5 miles S.S.E. of Cromer, and 4½ miles [of] N.N.W. of North Walsham. Its parish contains 261 souls, and 1309 acres of land, but only 1088A. are assessable. Lord Suffield is owner of the soil, lord of the manor, impropriator of the rectory, and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in the King's Book at £5. 11s. 3d., and was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1807. It has annexed to it the donative of Bradfield,  and is enjoyed by the Rev. John Dolphin.The present Church (St. Margaret,) was built partly on the site of the old one, by the second Lord Suffield, who died in 1821.  . . . The tithes have been commuted, the vicarial for £77. 15s., and the rectorial for £155. 10s. per annum. The Almshouse, for four poor widows, was founded, in 1671, by Sir Thos. Rant, who charged his estate here, now belonging to Lord Suffield, with the yearly payment of £10, for division among the almspeople. " [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Thorpe Market.
See Trunch
Cemetery of the Church of St Margaret
Surnames and dates.
Cemetery of the Church of St Margaret
Names on legible gravestones.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 Margaret of Antioch.

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description and picture.
Church of St Margaret
Description, services, location, pictures, etc.
Cotton, Simon; and Tricker, Roy
St Margaret's Church, Thorpe Market.
[Holt, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1980s]
Hunter, Geoffrey
St Margaret of Antioch, Thorpe Market: 1796-1996 Bicentenary.
[Thorpe Market, The Church, 1996]
Trunch Team Ministry
A brief guide to the eleven churches of the Trunch Team Ministry.
Antingham (St Mary, and St Margaret), Bradfield (St Giles), Gimingham (All Saints), Knapton (St Peter and St Paul), Mundesley (All Saints), Paston (St Margaret), Southrepps (St James), Swafield (St Nicholas), Thorpe Market (St Margaret of Antioch), Trimingham (St John) and Trunch (St Botolph).
[Trunch, Trunch Team Ministry, 1990s]

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1726-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1726-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
List of Clergy
14th-18th centuries.

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), Thorpe Market was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Thorpe Market
Events, description, history, pictures, reminiscences, etc.
Hunter, Geoffrey
Thorpe Market: A history of the village and its church.
[Thorpe Market, 1997]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Thorpe Market is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG241361 (Lat/Lon: 52.875657, 1.32823), Thorpe Market which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law