Weasenham St Peter
"WEASENHAM ST. PETER, or Lower Weasenham, is a small village and parish, 7 miles S.W. by S. of Fakenham, containing 310 souls and 1397 acres of land, nearly all the property of the Earl of Leicester, who is lord of the manor and lessee of the rectory. The Church is a neat structure, with a low tower, and is a vicarage, consolidated with that of Weasenham All Saints. The joint livings have been augmented with ￡600 of Queen Anne's Bounty since 1760. Here are 15A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The Fuel Allotment is noticed with All Saints parish. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
See also Weasenham All Saints.
- 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 St Peter.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Weasenham St Peter 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
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.