"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]
- 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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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.
- Bradfer-Lawrence, Harry Lawrence
- Some Notes on Toftrees.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.24, 1932]
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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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.