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Thorpe Parva

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"THORPE PARVA, 2½ miles E. of Diss, has only 18 souls, and about 350 acres of land, all in one farm, occupied by Mr. John Lines, and belonging to George St. Vincent Wilson, Esq., the patron of the Church (Virgin Mary,) which has been long in ruins, and the rectory (only £6 a year,) consolidated with Billingford; but the parish maintains its poor jointly with Scole and Frenze." [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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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 the Virgin Mary, but is now in ruins.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures of the ruined church.
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Church Records

Marriages
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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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Thorpe Parva was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Thorpe Parva 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 Thorpe Parva has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM160795 (Lat/Lon: 52.371355, 1.171975), Thorpe Parva which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.