"WOOD-NORTON, a pleasant village and parish, 6 miles E. by S. of Fakenham, and N.W. of Reepham, has 325 souls, and about 1700 acres of land. The Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford, are patrons of the rectory, lords of the manor, and owners of a great part of the soil, but their estate is leased to Mr. W.B. Gill. Here are several other proprietors, the largest of whom is W. Norris, Esq., who has a neat mansion in the parish. The Church (All Saints) has a brick tower, which was erected in 1700; and the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 12s. 3d., was consolidated with that of Swanton-Novers, in 1738. The joint rectories were valued in 1831, at £709, and are now enjoyed by the Rev. Edward Montagu Salter, A.M., . . . The tithes of this parish were commuted, in 1841, for £380 per annum. There was another church here, dedicated to St. Peter, but what remains of it is now a barn. " [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- 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 All Saints.
- Howell, Shirley W.; and Howell, Keith M.
- Transcript and Index to Wood Norton Parish Registers.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2000]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Wood Norton 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
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