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"WICKMERE, 5 miles N. by W. of Aylsham, has in its parish 307 souls, and 975 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Earl of Orford, the lord of the manor and patron of the Church, which has a round embattled tower, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9, and consolidated with that of Wolterton." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby] 

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Minister, services, description, picture, etc.
Holman, Peter
Six high and lonely churches.
St Giles, Bradfield; St Peter, Corpusty; St Peter, North Barningham; All Saints, Skeyton; All Saints, Thwaite; St Andrew, Wickmere.
[ISBN 0952156474, Aylsham, Aylsham Local History Society, 1997]
Walpole, Lord and Lady
The Church of St Andrew, Parish of Wickmere with Wolterton.
A brief account of the architecture and history of the church and a description of the memorials.
[Wolterton, 1981]
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Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1665-1812, Marriages 1670-1810 and Burials 1665-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Wickmere was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Wickmere is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Wickmere 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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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG171334 (Lat/Lon: 52.854465, 1.22283), Wickmere which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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
18012452273
18114646254
18213255285
18315761319
184159--307
185161--302
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186164--268
18716666261
18816161243
18915656236
19015050225
1911--50212

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.