"THRIGBY is a hamlet and parish, 7 miles N.W. of Yarmouth, containing only 53 souls, and 575 acres of land, of which 224A. 3R. 5P. belong to the poor of Yarmouth, by the bequest of the Rev. Edw. Warnes, in 1700; and the remainder is the property of Thos. Browne, Esq., the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, who resides at the HALL, which he enlarged and beautified about 10 years ago. The Church (St. Mary) is an ancient structure, and rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, is enjoyed by the Rev. J. Morton, L.L.B., of Caistor [see note below]. The tithes have been commuted for £212. 13s. per annum." [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, 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 St Mary.

Church Records

Thrigby Marriages 1539-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1923 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Thrigby was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Thrigby Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel




Historical Geography

Thrigby is in East Flegg Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Thrigby 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 TG460122 (Lat/Lon: 52.651708, 1.636019), Thrigby which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801   8 11 63
1811 10 10 56
1821   6 10 46
1831   9   9 43
1841 10 -- 53
1851   9 -- 49
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 10 -- 45
1871 12 12 71
1881 14 17 92
1891 13 14 51
1901 14 14 69
1911 -- 10 43

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.