Warham All Saints


"WARHAM ALL SAINTS and ST. MARY, 4 miles N. of Walsingham, and 2ス miles E.S.E. of Wells, form a large scattered village; and their parishes are united for the support of the poor and roads, but are separate in ecclesiastical affairs. They contain together 412 souls, and about 3,200 acres of land, including a tract of salt marshes, extending northward to the ocean. The Earl of Leicester owns all St. Mary's, and the greater part of All Saints; and is lord of the manors of Warham-Ducies and Warham-Hales, . . .The late Earl purchased these manors of the late Sir M.B. Ffolkes, ...  All Saints parish has 337 souls, and 1,172 acres; and St. Mary's, 75 souls, and 2,035 acres. . . . All Saints CHURCH is a small fabric,  . . . and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, in the gift of the Crown; and has been enjoyed since 1792, by the Rev. Wm. Atkinson, of Thorpe-Arch, Yorkshire, for whom the Rev. D. Carver, of Wells, officiates. The glebe is 8½A., and the tithes have been commuted for £247 per annum. St. Mary's CHURCH is a handsome edifice,  . . . Here were formerly two churches, (St. Mary Magdalen, and St. Mary the Virgin,) and their rectories, valued in the King's Book at £11 6s. 8d., are consolidated with that of Waterden, in the patronage of the Earl of Leicester, and incumbency of the Rev. Robt. Collyer, A.M. The joint rectories were valued in 1831 at £500. The glebe here is 15A., and the tithes of Warham St. Mary have been commuted for £373 10s. per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Together, Warham All Saints and Warham St Mary are often known as Warham.
See also Warham St Mary.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    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.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
The two churches at Warham, Norfolk: Saint Mary Magdalen and All Saints.
[Warham, The Churches, 1980s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Warham All Saints was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Warham All Saints is in North Greenhoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Warham All Saints has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (124): Wells (115), Warham All Saints, Warham St. Mary Magdalene, Warham St. Mary the Virgin.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
Great Britain: Statute
Wells-next-the-Sea and Warham Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for allotting lands in the parishes of Wells next the Sea, Warham All Saints, Warham Saint Mary Magdalen, and Warham Saint Mary the Virgin, in the county of Norfolk: 31st May 1811.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1811]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF951417 (Lat/Lon: 52.936897, 0.901563), Warham All Saints which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Year  Inhabited

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1801, 1811, 1821 and 1831 Censuses
The figures are for both Warham All Saints and Warham St Mary.
1841 and 1851 Censuses
"The Parishes of Warham St. Mary and All Saints are ecclesiastically united."