Weasenham All Saints


"WEASENHAM ALL SAINTS, or Upper Weasenham, is a small scattered village and parish, 3½ miles N.W. of Litcham, and 8 miles S.W. by S. of Fakenham, containing 363 souls, and 1957 acres of land, including 167A. of plantations. The whole, except a few cottages, 17A. of glebe, and the fuel allotment, belongs to the Earl of Leicester, who is also lord of the manor and lessee of the rectory. The Church is a small fabric, without a steeple, and the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £15. 10s., with that of Weasenham St. Peter annexed to it, is in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. Chas. Campbell. Here is a fair for toys, &c., on the 25th of January. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Weasenham St Peter.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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 Records

Parish Registers
Baptisms, 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), Weasenham All Saints was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Weasenham All Saints is in Launditch Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Weasenham 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 (39): Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham Saint Peter, and Wellingham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1806.
Great Britain: Statute
Weasenham and Wellingham Land-Allotment Act, 1806.
An act for allotting lands in the parishes of Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham Saint Peter, and Wellingham, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF850214 (Lat/Lon: 52.758788, 0.740287), Weasenham 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
Families Population
1801 31 45 207
1811 46 51 245
1821 58 59 284
1831 64 65 313
1841 69 -- 363
1851 72 -- 363
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 76 -- 360
1871 84 93 359
1881 84 94 364
1891 78 79 324
1901 73 73 264
1911 -- 81 336

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.