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"WACTON, in a pleasant valley, 11 miles S. by W. of Norwich, and 6½ miles E.N.E. of New Buckenham, has in its parish 267 souls, and 1044 acres of land, including a common of 273A. It was formerly two parishes, called Wacton Magna and Parva, but the church of the latter was dilapidated in 1522, when the two rectories were consolidated. The Rev. Clarke Stoughton is lord of the manor, (fines arbitrary;) but Wacton Hall, now a farm-house, belongs to Chas. Walford, Esq., and several others have estates here. The Church (All Saints,) has a round tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 13s. 4d., is in the gift of the Rev. Ellis Burroughes, and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Atkinson, of Bacton. The glebe is 33A. 2R. 5P., and the tithes were commuted in 1841 for £323. 4s. per annum. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Depwade, 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 All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

Church Records

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), Wacton was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Wacton is in Depwade Hundred.

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

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Fenner, Alayne
Looking back at Wacton.
In East Anglian Studies: Essays presented to J.C. Barringer on his retirement; edited by Adam Longcroft and Richard Joby.
[Norwich, Marwood Publishing, 1995]

Land and Property

Kelly, Geoffrey
Wacton Hall: a history.
[Unpublished typescript in Norwich Library (Norfolk Studies), 1988]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



Long Stratton and Wacton Village Magazine, 1980-1998.
[Bound copies in Norwich Library (Norfolk Studies)]

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.