"WALSHAM (SOUTH), a village in the hundred of WALSHAM, county of NORFOLK, 2 miles (N.W. by W.) from Acle, comprising the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Mary, in the archdeaconry and dioeese of Norwich, and containing 524 inhabitants. The living of St. Lawrence's is a rectory, rated in the king's books at £13.6.8., and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of Queen's College, Cambridge: that of St. Mary's is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at £ 5, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Norwich, by lapse. The church of St. Mary only remains." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]
South Walsham is about 9 miles E.N.E. of Norwich.
It consists of the parishes of St Lawrence and St Mary.
See also North Walsham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish churches are dedicated to St Lawrence and St Mary.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from South Walsham to another place.
South Walsham is in Walsham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Walsham Hundred
- Description of Walsham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which South Walsham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (46): South Walsham Saint Lawrence and Saint Mary.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1801.
- Great Britain: Statute
- South Walsham Inclosure and Drainage Act, 1801.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the open field, commonable marsh lands, half year shack lands, commons, and waste grounds, within the parishes of South Walsham Saint Lawrence, and South Walsham Saint Mary, in the county of Norfolk: and for draining and preserving the same: 20th June 1801.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1801]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG364132 (Lat/Lon: 52.664775, 1.495169), South Walsham which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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