"WHEATACRE ALL SAINTS is a parish of scattered houses, 4½ miles E.N.E. of Beccles, and 12 miles S.S.W. of Yarmouth. It comprises 176 inhabitants, and 1141 acres of land, partly in low marshes near the river Waveney, which divides it from Suffolk. R.H. Gurney, Esq., is lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the soil. The Church stands on an eminence, commanding extensive prospects and is a thatched edifice with a square tower. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 6s. 5½d., and in 1831 at £660, with Barnby rectory, and Mutford vicarage, (in Suffolk,) annexed to it, in the patronage of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Oakes, M.A. The glebe is 54A. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Dawn Quadling]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Wheatacre was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Wheatacre is in Clavering Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law