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Weybourne

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"WEYBOURN, or Wayborne, 4 miles N.E. of Holt, is a small village picturesquely seated on the sea-coast, and sheltered on the other sides by a semicircular range of towering hills. Its parish has 311 souls, and 1459A. of land, exclusive of beach and wastes.  . . . Of the whole Norfolk coast, this is the point most open to the enemy. At a point called Weybourn Hope, are traces of fortifications; . . . The Earl of Orford is lord of the manor, owner of most of the soil, and patron of the Church (All Saints,) which was formerly much larger, being attached to the priory founded here in the reign of Henry II., for Augustine canons, and granted at the dissolution to Richard Heydon. The benefice is a donative, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Gunton, A.M., of Marsham. The parish is exempt from episcopal jurisdiction; and the tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £300 per annum. The Rev. Cremer Cremer is the officiating curate." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Weybourne may also be spelled Weybourn, Weyborne, Weyborn, Wayborne, Wayborn, etc.

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Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Weybourne.
See Thornage

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
    There was also a priory.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
 
Fairweather, Francis Harold
The Augustinian Priory of Weybourne, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.24, part 3, 1932]
Jessopp, Augustus
Weybourne Priory.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.10, 1888]
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
Weybourne Priory and Parish Church.
[Weybourne, The Church, 1990]
Manning, Charles Robertson
Weyborne [sic] Church and Priory.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.10, 1888]
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1729-1812, Marriages 1729-1812 and Burials 1729-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Weybourne was in Erpingham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Weybourne Railway Station
Description, history and pictures.
Weybourne Post Mill
Description and map.
Weybourne Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Weybourne Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Funnell, Barry
Weybourne Watermill.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.3, no.4, 1984]

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Weybourne is in Holt hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Weybourne 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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History

Bolding, William J.J.
Notice of an ancient potter's kiln discovered in the parish of Weybourne, in the hundred of Holt.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.5, 1859]
Brooks, Peter F.
Weybourne: Peaceful mirror of a turbulent past.
[ISBN 0946148058, North Walsham, Poppyland Publishing, 1984]
Harrod, Henry
On the Weybourne Pits.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.3, 1852]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG112429 (Lat/Lon: 52.942328, 1.141719), Weybourne which are provided by:

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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
180143--240
18113645230
18213954230
18314855273
184163--311
185168--301
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186169--285
18716768285
18815858232
18916868287
19017272286
1911--87330

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
"The decrease of population in the parishes of Weybourne, Salthouse, and Cley-next-the-Sea is attributed to the fact that the return for 1851 included a large number of labourers who were engaged in embanking a tract of marsh land."