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Whinburgh

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"WHINBURGH, or Whinbergh, is a scattered hamlet and parish, on the Hingham road, 3½ miles S.S.E. of East Dereham, containing 209 inhabitants, and 1242 acres of land. Sir W.R. Clayton, Bart., owns most of the soil, and is lord of this and several other manors, for which Mr. E.R. Grigson, of Watton, is steward. The fines in Whinburgh are certain. The Church (St. Mary) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 18s. 6d., and now enjoyed, with that of Westfield, by the Rev. Wm. Grigson, who purchased the patronage of both livings of Sir W.R. Clayton. The united rectories were valued in 1831 at £302. About 500 acres, called Whinburgh Park, pays only a yearly modus of 20s., and the tithes of the rest of the parish were commuted in 1839, for £169. 7s. per annum. On the land called Manor yards, the foundations of a large mansion and a double moat are still visible. In the 15th of Edward I., Lord Bardolph claimed here view of frankpledge, a weekly market, and an annual fair." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Peter Apling]

Whinburgh may also be spelled Whinborough.

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Whinburgh, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2003]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Churches

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, minister, location, picture, etc
Church of St Mary
Picture of the church.
Taylor, Ron
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Whinburgh.
[Whinburgh with Westfield P.C.C., 1990]
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Church Records

Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), Whinburgh was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Taylor, Ron
Eighty Years of Whinburgh: A collection of news items about the village from the columns of the Dereham and Fakenham Times between the years 1880 and 1959.
[1992]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Whinburgh is in Mitford hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Whinburgh 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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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 24 24 142
1811 31 31 159
1821 25 37 196
1831 42 43 219
1841 48 -- 209
1851 49 -- 262
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 49 -- 220
1871 58 68 239
1881 57 60 226
1891 55 58 245
1901 53 53 203
1911 -- 54 197

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.

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