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Tottington

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"TOTTINGTON, a small village, on the Thetford road, 4 miles S. by W. of Watton, has in its parish 308 inhabitants, and 3213 acres of light sandy soil, nearly all the property of Lord Walsingham, the lord of the manor. At the enclosure, in 1774, about 60 acres were left open as a Fuel Allotment, but part of it is now in plantations, belonging to Lord Walsingham. The Church (St. Andrew) is a large edifice of the perpendicular period,  ... It contains an elegantly carved rood screen, several monuments of the Hare and Duffield families, and some ancient slabs stripped of their brasses.  . . . The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 14s. 9d., is in the patronage of the trustees of Chigwell School, Essex, to whom the rectorial tithes (£400) belong. The Rev. Samuel Cutler Hooley is the incumbent, and has an acre of glebe, a yearly tithe rent-charge of £61. 14s. 3d., and a good residence, erected in 1861. The School for the parishes of Merton, Thompson, Sturston, and Tottington, is attended by 60 children, and was built in 1849 by Lord Walsingham. . . . " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1864) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Tottenhill and Tuttington.

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Census

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Breckles, 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 St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Tricker, Roy
St Andrew's Church, Tottington, Norfolk: short history and guide.
[1960s]
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Tottington was in Wayland Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Tottington
History, pictures, description, wartime, events, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Perry, Hilda; and Perry, Edmund
Tottington: A Lost Village in Norfolk. (Reminiscences).
[ISBN 0900616563, Wymondham, Geo R. Reeve, 1999]

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Tottington is in Wayland Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Tottington 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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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Tottington Inclosure Act, 1774.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common fields, half-year lands, common pastures, common meadows, Lammas meadows, commons, commonable lands, heaths and waste grounds, within the parish of Tottington, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1774]

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL899951 (Lat/Lon: 52.520556, 0.796936), Tottington which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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
18012640198
18112847249
18213354284
18313459313
184155--340
185161--370
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186161--308
18716369290
18816262279
18916063287
19014141194
1911--51209

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.