Tilney All Saints


"TILNEY ALL SAINTS is a scattered village and parish, with several neat houses, 4 miles W.S.W. of Lynn, containing 441 inhabitants, and about 2,600 acres of land, exclusive of 150 acres of the old bed of the river Ouse. Edward Bagge, Esq., owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor of Tinley-cum-Islington [sic], . . .  The Rev. J.H.S. Cary, of Farnham, Surrey, has also a large estate here; the heirs of the late Right Hon. W. Huskisson are lords of Berry manor; and Colonel Moorwood is lord of Kenwick manor; besides which, some other manors extend into this parish. Robert Pitcher, Esq., of Lynn, has an estate here. The CHURCH, dedicated to All Saints,  . . . The living is a vicarage, with that of Tilney St. Lawrence annexed to it, valued in the King's Book at £30, and in 1831 at £299. It is now enjoyed by the Rev. Charles Currie, M.A. The advowson, and appropriation of the rectorial tithes, are in Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, by a grant from Edward III., in the 32nd year of his reign. The glebe is 46 acres; and the Church Land 19 acres. The Wesleyans have a chapel here, built in 1843. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Marshland, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

The Fen and Marshland Churches
This includes Tilney All Saints.
See Walsoken.
Church of All Saints
Description of the bells and picture of the church.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Registers
Baptisms and Burials
Archdeacon's Transcripts
Strays - These are people in Tilney All Saints parish registers who are from another parish.
Strays in the Baptisms
Strays in the Marriages
Strays in the Burials
Stallard, Arthur Dudley
Transcript of the churchwardens' accounts of the parish of Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, 1143 to 1589.
[London, Mitchell Hughes, 1922]

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Tilney All Saints was in Wisbech Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

Tilney All Saints is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

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Land & Property

See Walpole St Peter


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

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Tilney All Saints became part of the Wisbech Union, and the workhouse was at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.