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Wood Dalling

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"WOOD-DALLING, a scattered village and parish, including CRABGATE and TYBY, from 3 to 4 miles N. by W. of Reepham, has 560 inhabitants, and 2443A. 2R. 35P. of land, lying partly in a fertile dale, from which it was anciently called Dallinga. . .W.E.L. Bulwer, Esq., and Lady Suffield, are now owners of most of the parish. The former has the quit-rents, and the latter the arbitrary fines of the manors of Wood-Dalling, Monceaux, and Halwood-Noijons. The former is sole lord of Crabgate, which lies in his manor of Heydon Hall. The Church (St. Andrew) is a large fabric, containing several inscriptions and brasses to the Bulwers. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £8. 8s. 4d., is consolidated with the rectory of Swannington. The patronage, with 110 acres of land, and the rectorial tithes, belong to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The latter were commuted, in 1839, for £379. 19s. 11d. per annum, and are now held on lease, by the Rev. S. Pitman. . . Here is an Independent, and also a Primitive Methodist chapel." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled Wooddalling.
See also Field Dalling.

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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 Andrew.
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Church History

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

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1860, Banns 1824-1867, Marriages 1813-1836 and Burials 1813-1888.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Wood Dalling was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

You can see pictures of Wood Dalling which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Wood Dalling 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 Wood Dalling 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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Land & Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Churchgate House, Wood Dalling, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1987]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Home Farm House, Wood Dalling, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1998]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Victoria Farm, Wood Dalling, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2001]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Wood House, Wood Dalling, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1987]
Great Britain: Statute
Itteringham Inclosure Act, 1818.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Itteringham, Oulton, Wickmere,and Wood Dalling, in the county of Norfolk.
[George Eyre and Andrew Strachan, 1818]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG090270 (Lat/Lon: 52.800051, 1.098843), Wood Dalling which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Wood Dalling became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.
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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
1801  53  78391
1811  82  82480
1821102103527
1831114114512
1841122--560
1851124--574
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861116--508
1871119119524
1881100112484
1891114117473
1901107108448
1911--106427

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.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parishes of Themelthorpe, Wood-Dalling, Reepham, Cawston, and Corpusty is mainly attributed to the migration of labourers to other parts."
1901 Census
"Including Crabgate, Norton Corner, and Red Pits."