"WOODRISING is a small village and parish, 2½ miles W. by N. of Hingham, and contains only 129 inhabitants, and 1363 acres of land. John Weyland, Esq., is lord of the manor and owner of the soil, and resides at Woodrising Hall, a neat modern mansion in a small park, near Scoulton-mere. . . The Church (St. Nicholas,) is a small fabric, with the ruins of an ivy-mantled tower. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at ￡4. 18s. 4d., in the gift of J. Weyland, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Arthur Roberts, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © PaddyApling]
The name may also be spelled Wood Rising.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1850: Hunt's Directory of East Norfolk with Part of Suffolk
- 1854: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
- 1892: Kelly's Directory for Norfolk
- 1896: Kelly's Directory for Norfolk
- 1904: Kelly's Directory for Norfolk
- 1933: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk
- 1937: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
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Woodrising is in Mitford hundred.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF987035 (Lat/Lon: 52.592986, 0.932463), Woodrising which are provided by:
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- 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.