"WOLTERTON parish, 4 miles N.N.W. of Aylsham, and 9 miles S.S.W. of Cromer, has only 43 inhabitants, and 722 acres of land, nearly all comprised in the beautiful park of WOLTERTON HALL, the seat of the owner and lord of the manor, - the Right Hon. Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford, and Baron Walpole, of Walpole and Wolterton. . . . The venerable ruins of the parish CHURCH (St. Margaret,) stand on the north side of the hall, embowered in lofty hollies. . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at ￡8, is consolidated with that of Wickmere, in the patronage of the Earl of Orford, and incumbency of the Rev. Stephen Allen, M.A., of Erpingham, who has 36A. 2R. 14P. of glebe in Wickmere, and a yearly rent of ￡564, awarded in 1840, in lieu of the tithes of the two parishes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]
See also Wolferton.
- 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 Margaret, but is in ruins.
- Church of St Margaret
- Description and pictures of the ruins.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1720-1764, Marriages 1719-1763 and Burials 1719-1747.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Wolterton to another place.
Wolterton 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 Wolterton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Davison, Alan J.
- The Field Archaeology of the Mannington and Wolterton Estates.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.42, 1997]
- Ketton-Cremer, Robert Wyndham
- Wolterton Hall, an account of the hall and some notes on its principal rooms.
[North Walsham and Holt, Rounce and Wortley Ltd, 1955]
- Ketton-Cremer, Robert Wyndham
- Wolterton Hall, the historic home of the Walpole family, the Norfolk residence of Lord and Lady Walpole, history and description of rooms.
[English Life Publications, 1974]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG165318 (Lat/Lon: 52.840106, 1.212786), Wolterton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- 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.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- See Norfolk People and Families
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.