"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]
See also Whittington.
- 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.
- 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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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
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.