"TROWSE-WITH-NEWTON, or Trowse-Newton, is a parish and village on the south-east bank of the river Yare, opposite Trowse-Millgate, 1 mile S.E. of Norwich, containing 562 inhabitants, and 1,125A. 3R. 9P. of land, belonging chiefly to Colonel A. Money, St. Giles' Hospital, in Norwich, and the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The latter are lords of the manor, impropriators of the great tithes, patrons of the vicarage, and owners of Trowse-Newton Hall, now a farm-house; but formerly the seat of the Priors of Norwich, and occupied by the Deans after the dissolution. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a square tower and one bell. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5, and in 1831 at £373, with that of Lakenham annexed to it, is enjoyed by the Rev. Geo. Carter, M.A., of Norwich. The tithes were commuted in 1845. The hall estate and the great tithes are leased to Col. Archibald Money, of Crown Point, a handsome mansion built by the late General John Money,  . . . Here is a National School, and also a Clothing Society, established in 1842. Trowse-Millgate, Carrow, and Bracondale, are hamlets in the county of the City of Norwich, but ecclesiastically connected with this parish. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Trowse Millgate, Carrow and Bracondale are in this parish, but are north of the river Yare and are hamlets of Norwich.


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 Andrew.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description, history, services, pictures, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Register Extracts
These extracts have been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, in the Trowse Newton register of baptisms and burials 1779-1812.
Population of Trowse Milgate Carrow and Bracondale as taken
May 1811.
  Families  Males  Females  Total Souls

[The figures for Trowse Newton, which was enumerated separately, in 1811 were
   Inhabited Houses 118, Families 136, Males 233, Females 255, Total of Persons 488
though these are from the census abstracts, not the parish register].

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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), Trowse Newton was in Henstead Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Flatt, Jane
Trowse: This is your village: A presentation of the village appraisal with historical notes.
Trowse Village Pages
Description, history, church, news, pictures, etc. This is a link to an archived copy.
Trowse Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Trowse Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Historical Geography

Trowse Newton is in Henstead Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Staithe Cottage, Trowse Newton: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1985]
Money, W.A.
Crown Point Estate: its owners for upwards of 150 years. The Moneys' claim and history of the family. How the estate came into Sir R.J.H. Harvey's Possession.
[Norwich, P. Soman, 1870s]
Thompson, Owen
Newton Hall, Trowse Newton: A building with changing meaning in a changing landscape.
[University of East Anglia undergraduate project, 1992]

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG249067 (Lat/Lon: 52.611439, 1.321103), Trowse which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law