South Walsham


"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.


Church Directories

  • 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.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), South Walsham was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Fairhaven Garden Trust
Woodland and water garden left in trust by the 2nd Lord Fairhaven in 1973.

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Historical Geography

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.



Amos, G.S.
A History and Description of South Walsham, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0953792900, 2000]

Land & Property

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]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG364132 (Lat/Lon: 52.664775, 1.495169), South Walsham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law