"WITTON is a small parish and scattered village, 5½ miles E. of Norwich, containing only 162 inhabitants, and 576 acres of rich loamy land. Chas. Whaites, Esq., is the principal owner and lord of the manor, which, in the seventh of Richard II., was given by Margaret, Countess of Norfolk, to the nuns minoresses of Bruisyard, in Suffolk, to pray for the soul of her daughter, Ann, late Countess of Pembroke, and for her own state whilst living, and her soul when deceased. The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at ￡6. 13s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Little Plumstead, where the Rev. Charles Penrice, M.A., the patron and incumbent, resides. The glebe here is 42 acres." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Witton is also called Witton by Blofield.
See also Witton (near North Walsham).
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 Margaret.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Witton to another place.
Witton is in Blofield Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
- Description of Blofield Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Witton 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 TG314097 (Lat/Lon: 52.635928, 1.417922), Witton which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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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.