Little Witchingham


"WITCHINGHAM, (LITTLE,) 2½ miles S.S.E. of Reepham, is a parish containing only 45 souls, and 730 acres of land, in two estates, viz., the Hall, occupied by its owner, Wm. Howard, Esq., and a farm, belonging to Norman's Charity School in Norwich, (see p. 128,) and occupied by Mr. Henry Thorne. The Church (St. Faith,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 7s. 11d., and consolidated with the vicarage of Great Witchingham. The tithes were commuted, in 1844, for £ 236 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Great Witchingham.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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 Faith.

Church History

Church of St Faith
Description and pictures.
Church of St Faith
Description, services, minister and picture.
Wall Paintings in St Faith's Church
Scenes from the Passion Cycle, 14th century.
Barnes, Anthony
St Faith's Church, Little Witchingham, Norfolk.
[Churches Conservation Trust, Series 4, No. 93, 1999]

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages: Little Witchingham, 1565-1740.
[Handwritten list in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1930s]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Little Witchingham was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Little Witchingham is in Eynsford Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Little Witchingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG123203 (Lat/Lon: 52.738682, 1.143178), Little Witchingham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law