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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]

See also Threxton and Thurton.



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.

Church History

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

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]
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), Thuxton was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton Parish Council
Councillors, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Thuxton is in Mitford hundred.

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

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Thuxton (18).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 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]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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   64
1811   8 11   71
1821   9 15   78
1831   9 14   83
1841 20 -- 103
1851 24 -- 133
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 28 -- 132
1871 27 27 110
1881 26 26 101
1891 23 23   88
1901 20 20   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."