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Westwick

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"WESTWICK, a parish in the hundred of TUNSTEAD, county of NORFOLK, 2 miles (S.) from North Walsham, containing 182 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £9. 13. 9., endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of J. Petre, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Botolph. At a short distance from Westwick House is an obelisk, ninety feet high, with a neat room at the top, commanding beautiful and extensive views of the sea-coast on one hand, and of a richly1 diversified country on the other. " [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]

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Westwick is about 6 miles E. of Aylsham.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Waxham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Botolph.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1642-1812, Banns 1754-1838, Marriages 1642-1836 and Burials 1642-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials

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 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Westwick was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Westwick was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Westwick is in Tunstead Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Westwick 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 TG274270 (Lat/Lon: 52.792278, 1.371487), Westwick which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law