"WALCOTT or Wolcot, on the coast 1 ½ mile W. of Happisburgh, and 5 ½ miles E. by N. of North Walsham, has in its parish 172 souls, and 685A. of land. S. Bignold, Esq., is lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to several other proprietors. The Church (All Saints,) is a curacy, certified at £26, and valued in 1831 at £43. It was augmented in 1800 and 1817 with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and has been held by the Rev. John Hewitt, B.D. since 1784. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and also appropriator of the tithes, which are leased to Mr. A. Siely, and have been commuted for £321 per annum, exclusive of the yearly payment of £24.10s to the rector of Ridlington and £2.10s to the impropriator and vicar of Happisburgh. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Peter Green]


Walcott may also be spelled Walcot, Wolcot or Wolcott.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Happing (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Walcott.
See Brumstead

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, 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.
Linnell, Charles L.S.
All Saints' Church, Walcot.
[London, Home Words, 1960s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Marriages.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Clergy, Grant of the Rectory, and Grant of Land
14th-19th centuries.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Walcott was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Walcott was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Walcott History
History and map.
This is a link to an archived copy.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Walcott is in Happing Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Walcott 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 TG361326 (Lat/Lon: 52.839328, 1.503839), Walcott which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law