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Whitlingham

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"WHITLINGHAM, a small churchless parish, 3 miles E. by S. of Norwich, has only 28 souls, and 555 acres of land, on the south side of the river Yare. It is in one farm, occupied by Mr. Robert Corby, and belonging to Edward Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the sinecure curacy, which is of trifling value, and is now vacant. The Church (St. Andrew,) was dilapidated about 1630, and now forms a picturesque ruin, near the verge of a lofty precipice, overlooking the river. The tavern called Whitlingham White House, is in Trowse-Newton parish, and has a ferry across the Yare. Pleasure parties often visit this spot to enjoy its romantic scenery and remarkable echo." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Whittington.

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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 was dedicated to St Andrew, but was dilapidated by about 1630.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures of the ruin.
Church of St Andrew
Pictures of the ruin.
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Church Records

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), Whitlingham was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Whitlingham is in Henstead Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Whitlingham 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 TG273074 (Lat/Lon: 52.616599, 1.35595), Whitlingham 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
18012220
18112221
18212433
18314445
18414--28
18514--19
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861  4--25
1871  6  634
1881111170
1891121257
1901141467
1911--1567

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.