"TIBBENHAM, a large village and parish, 3½ miles E. of New Buckenham, and 14 miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, has 749 inhabitants, and 3254 acres of land, belonging to many owners, the largest of whom is J. Petre, Esq., lord of all the manors, except Challon's Hall, the property of Sir R. J. Buxton. J. Petre, Esq., is also lessee of the rectorial tithes, under the Bishop of Ely, the patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7. 6s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Dixon. It was augmented in 1816 with a parliamentary grant of £1000, and £380 given by the late vicar.  . . .  The Church (All Saints,) has a square tower and six bells. The Church Land comprises 40A. 2R. 16P. in Winfarthing, let for £43; and 10A. in this parish let for £22.  . . . The Methodists have a small chapel here; and near the church is a National School, built in 1831." [William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]


Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description, history and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Parish Registers
List of Surnames in the Baptisms 1813-1858
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
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), Tibenham was in Depwade Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Tibenham - A Norfolk Village
Description, history, church, pictures, airfield, etc.

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Historical Geography

Tibenham is in Depwade Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Tibenham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Tibenham and Moulton Inclosure Act, 1820.
An act for inclosing lands within the parishes of Tibenham and Moulton, in the county of Norfolk: 22 June 1820.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1820]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM135899 (Lat/Lon: 52.46558, 1.141289), Tibenham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law