"TITCHWELL, 5 miles W. by N. of Burnham-Market, is a small village over looking the salt-marshes and Brancaster Bay. Its parish has 166 souls, and 1,430 acres of land, a great part of which, with the manor, belongs to Magdalen College, Oxford, but is held on lease by Leonard Lowther Thompson, Esq., ... and resides at Sheriff Hutton, near York. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower,  … The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12 has about 16A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £406 13s., awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in Eton College, and the Rev. Fdk. Browning, M.A., is the incumbent. The Wesleyans have a chapel here,  . . . the parish has the privilege of sending four boys to the Free School at Brancaster." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Titchwell is well known for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) reserve which is nearby.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, 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 the Virgin.

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description, history and pictures.
Linnell, Charles L.S.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Titchwell.
[Titchwell Parochial Church Council, 1983]
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Historical Geography

Titchwell is in Smithdon Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Titchwell 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
Titchwell Inclosure Act, 1786.
An act for dividing and inclosing the open fields, meadows, pastures and other commonable lands and grounds within the parish of Tichwell, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



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