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"TOFTREES, near Rainham Park, 2½ miles S.W. of Fakenham, has in its parish only 84 souls, and 1,166 acres of land, belonging to Lord Charles Townshend, the impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the Church (All Saints,) which has a short tower, and is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7 18s. 6d., and augmented in 1778, '86, and '88, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, with which 25A. of land was purchased; besides which, here are 7A. of glebe. The vicarial tithes were commuted in 1839 for £155 per annum. The Rev. Thos. Bland is the incumbent. The parish is called Tofsas, or Toftes, in Domesday Book, and gives name to a deanery. "[William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled Toft Trees.
See also Bircham Tofts, Buckenham Tofts, Horningtoft, Toft Monks and West Tofts.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Toftrees, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Minister, services, location, etc.
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Church Records

Marriages 1754-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 6.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Toftrees is in Gallow Hundred.

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

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

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History

Bradfer-Lawrence, Harry Lawrence
Some Notes on Toftrees.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.24, 1932]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF899275 (Lat/Lon: 52.811997, 0.815732), Toftrees which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801  81390
1811131390
1821  91387
1831131378
184113--84
185112--68
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186112--64
1871161671
1881171764
1891212197
1901202187
1911--2079

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.