"TRIMINGHAM, a small village on the lofty sea cliffs, is about 6 miles N. of North Walsham, and 5 miles E.S.E. of Cromer, . . . A sea wall, or breakwater, was erected in 1842, by the late Sir T.F. Buxton. The parish contains 222 souls, and about 500A. of land, mostly belonging to Sir E.N. Buxton, Bart., and Lord Suffield. The latter is lord of the manor. The Church (St. John,) was visited in ancient times by pilgrims,  . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, was augmented, in 1793, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and had upwards of five acres of glebe, but more than half of it has gone into the sea. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £142 per annum, of which £7. 10s. belongs to the rector of Sidestrand. The Queen is patroness, and the Rev. Robert Steele, of Paston, is the incumbent.  John Warnes, jun., Esq., has a neat house here, and built the school, where about thirty poor children are instructed. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


The name may also be spelled Trimmingham.
See also Gimingham.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Trimingham.
See Trunch

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 John the Baptist.

Church History

Church of St John the Baptist
Description and pictures.
Church of St John the Baptist
Services and location.
Trunch Team Ministry
A brief guide to the eleven churches of the Trunch Team Ministry.
Antingham (St Mary, and St Margaret), Bradfield (St Giles), Gimingham (All Saints), Knapton (St Peter and St Paul), Mundesley (All Saints), Paston (St Margaret), Southrepps (St James), Swafield (St Nicholas), Thorpe Market (St Margaret of Antioch), Trimingham (St John) and Trunch (St Botolph).
[Trunch, Trunch Team Ministry, 1990s]

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1802, Marriages 1731-1802 and Burials 1726-1801.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Trimingham was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Kirk, Roger
Trimingham: a singular village.
[ISBN 1904006374, Larks Press, 2007]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Trimingham which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Trimingham is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG277388 (Lat/Lon: 52.898134, 1.383506), Trimingham which are provided by:


Names, Personal


Poor Houses, Poor Law