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Weston Longville

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"WESTON, or Weston Longville, is a parish of scattered houses, from 4 to 6 miles S. of Reepham, and contains 411 inhabitants, and 2737 acres of rich loamy land, mostly the property of H.T. Custance, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at Weston House, a neat cemented mansion, . . . . The old hall, now a farm-house, was built by the Rokewoods,  . . . The Church (All Saints) has a tower and five bells. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8. 18s. 1d., and now having 46A. 23P. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £680, recently awarded in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in New College, Oxford, and the Rev. John Conyngham, B.A., is the incumbent. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here, built in 1839. The rector supports a small school, for poor children, and has lately erected a handsome Rectory House." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of All Saints, Weston Longville.
[Dereham, Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2011]
Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and picture.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Paintings in the church.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures of the stained glass windows.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
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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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Weston Longville was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Futter, Marjorie
An Historical Walk Round Weston Longville.
[Weston Longville, Greensgate Publications, 1997]
Weston Longville Parish Council
News, councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Weston Longville is in Eynsford Hundred.

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

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG113159 (Lat/Lon: 52.69917, 1.125154), Weston Longville which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Names, Personal

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

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
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18014869365
18116367343
18215184392
18317780406
184184--411
185191--458
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186198--471
18719396427
18818899404
18918788389
19018586367
1911--82345

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.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."
1901 Census
"Including Greensgate, Hurgate [sic] Common, and Weston Green."