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Tivetshall St Margaret

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"TIVETSHALL ST. MARGARET, partly on an eminence, 6 miles N.N.E. of Diss, has in its parish 368 souls, and 1698 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Earl of Orford, the lord of the manor.The Church has a tower and five bells, and the living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Tivetshall St. Mary. The Society of Friends have an old meeting-house and burial-ground here. The Poor's Allotment, 6A., awarded at the enclosure in 1808, is let for £12. In the 17th century, Jeffrey Neeve left 6A. 11P. of copyhold land, in Moulton, in trust for the repairs of St. Margaret's church, except the yearly payment of 13s. 4d., to each of the two parishes of Tivetshall, for distribution among the poor. This land, with an allotment of 1R. 3P., awarded to it at the enclosure, is let for £12. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, 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 Margaret.

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Tivetshall St Margaret was in Depwade Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Tivetshall St Margaret is in Diss Hundred.

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

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