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"THUXTON, or Thurston parish, 3½ miles N. of Hingham, and 5½ miles S.S.E. of East Dereham, has only 103 inhabitants, a few scattered farm-houses and cottages, and 1085 acres of land, belonging to Lord Wodehouse, Edward Lombe Esq., Wm. Palmer, John Taylor, R. Butcher, and a few smaller freeholders. On Mr. Vassar's farm, is one of the finest oaks in the county. The manors are Thuxton Hall and Thuxton Waces. Lord Wodehouse is lord of the former, and E. Lombe, Esq., of the latter. The Church (St. Paul) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 6s. 2d., and in 1831 at £224, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Castell. The resident farmers are, Peregrine Hardy, Wm. Palmer, John Taylor, and Caleb Vassar. " [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Ayling]

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See also Threxton and Thurton.

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Paul, Thuxton, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1999]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Paul.
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Church History

Church of St Paul
Description and pictures.
Church of St Paul
Services, minister, pictures, etc.
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Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Baptisms, Thuxton, 1538-1761.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Thuxton, 1542-1747.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Burials, Thuxton, 1539-1745.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
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), Thuxton was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Thuxton is in Mitford hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Thuxton 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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History

Butler, Lawrence; and Wade-Martins, Peter
The deserted medieval village of Thuxton, Norfolk.
[Gressenhall, Norfolk Archaeological Unit, East Anglian Archaeology, report no.46, 1989]
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Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Thuxton (18).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1810.
[1810]
Great Britain: Statute
Thuxton Inclosure Act, 1810.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Thuxton, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1810]

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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Mitford and Launditch Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG033072 (Lat/Lon: 52.624571, 1.001558), Thuxton which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

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
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801  811  64
1811  811  71
1821  915  78
1831  914  83
184120--103
185124--133
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186128--132
18712727110
18812626101
18912323  88
19012020  67
1911--21  78

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.

1861 Census
MITFORD. "The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Mitford District is attributed to the migration of labourers to towns, and to Yorkshire and Northumberland, &c."