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Wolferton

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"WOLVERTON, or Wolfreton, is a small scattered village, lying chiefly among the sandy hills above the marshes, bordering on Lynn Deeps, 7 miles N. by E. of Lynn. Its parish has 165 inhabitants, and 2,569 acres of land, exclusive of about 1,000 A. of the open sandy heath, extending hence to Dersingham and West Newton. On the west side of the parish are about 200A. of salt-marsh, bordering on the Wash, where a sea-wall was built many years ago, at the cost of £1,800. The Hon. Chas. Spencer Cowper, of Sandringham, is owner of the soil, lord of the manor, and patron of the CHURCH, (St. Peter,) which was built in 1487, after the old one had been burnt down. It has recently been new roofed, re-pewed, and thoroughly repaired. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12, and in 1835 at £218, is enjoyed by the Rev. Dr. Bacon, of Fring. The glebe is 23A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby] 

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The name may also be spelled Woolferton, Wolverton, Woolverton and Wolfreton.
See also Wolterton.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.
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Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Wolverton Marriages 1653-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 2.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), Wolferton was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Wolferton is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Wolferton 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 TF660286 (Lat/Lon: 52.829736, 0.461938), Wolferton which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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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
18011428114
18111524110
18211531159
18311632163
184124--165
185128--165
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186130--179
18713441219
18813640185
18914444218
19014647234
1911--44194

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.