"THREXTON, a small parish, 2½ miles W. of Watton, has only 19 souls, and about 1050 acres of land. About 400 acres belong to Sir F. L. H. Goodricke, Bart., and are occupied by Ellis Palmer, and the rest belongs to Thomas Barton, Esq., who resides here, and is lord of the manor. Several Roman coins have been found here.The Church is a small antique fabric, in a romantic dell, and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7.4s.9d., is annexed to Swaffham vicarage." [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Breckles, 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 All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
The Parish Registers Of Norfolk Monograph Series.
No. 4, Threxton 1602/3-1837.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1985]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Threxton was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Threxton is in Wayland Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law