"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]
- 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 of All Saints
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Wacton to another place.
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
You can see the administrative areas in which Wacton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- 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]
- Kelly, Geoffrey
- Wacton Hall: a history.
[Unpublished typescript in Norwich Library (Norfolk Studies), 1988]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM180916 (Lat/Lon: 52.479173, 1.208493), Wacton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Long Stratton and Wacton Village Magazine, 1980-1998.
[Bound copies in Norwich Library (Norfolk Studies)]