"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]
The name may also be spelled Woolferton, Wolverton, Woolverton and Wolfreton.
See also Wolterton.
- 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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Wolferton is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
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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.