Toft Monks


"TOFT-MONKS, 6 miles S.E. by E. of Loddon, and 4 miles N. of Beccles, has in its parish 349 inhabitants, and 2195A. of land, including 600A. of marsh, and 76A. of woods and plantations. The principal owners of the soil are W. Carpenter, Esq., Mr. S. Grimmer, and the Master and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. The latter are lords of the manor, appropriators of the great tithes, (commuted in 1840, for £496 per ann.,) and patrons of the Church, (St. Margaret,) which is a small fabric with an elegant tower. The benefice is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and consolidated with that of Haddiscoe. The glebe is 26A., and the common 13A. The Town Estate consists of three tenements, a garden, and 11A. 3R. 3P., let for £28 a year, which is applied with the church rates. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Dawn Quadling]


Toft Monks is also called Toftmonks and Toft Monachorum.


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 Margaret.

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Toft Monks was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Toft Monks is in Clavering Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law