"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.
- 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 of All Saints
- Description and pictures.
- Linnell, Charles L.S.
- All Saints' Church, Walcot.
[London, Home Words, 1960s]
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.
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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
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