Thwaite St Mary


"THWAITE, in a picturesque dell, 12 miles S.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 110 souls, and 667 acres of land, lying in several manors, and belonging to Sir W. F. F. Middleton, J. J. Bedingfeld, Esq., the Exors of St. Andrew St. John[sic], Esq., and a few smaller owners. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) was partly rebuilt of brick in 1738. The south door has a semi-circular arch, with six different mouldings, and in one of the windows is painted St. Edmund, the King and Martyr. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £4, and in 1831 at £150, has 3A. of glebe. Sir W. F. F. Middleton is patron, and the Rev. Robt. Cobb, of Ellingham, incumbent. The parish clerk has 13s. a year, left by unknown donors." [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]


See also Thwaite All Saints near Aylsham.


Church Directories

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

Church Records

Marriages 1539-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), Thwaite St Mary was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Thwaite St Mary is in Loddon Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law