"WOODTON, a pleasant village, 10 miles S. by E. of Norwich, and 5 miles N.W. by N. of Bungay, has in its parish 567 souls, and 2,112 acres of fertile land, belonging to several proprietors, -- the largest of whom are Rt. Fellowes, and John Winn Gooch, Esqrs. The latter has a pleasant seat here, called Woodton Place ; but the Hall, which was long a seat of the Suckling family, was pulled down a few years ago. The CHURCH (All Saints,) is a neat structure, and among its monuments is the marble effigy of Anne, wife of Robt. Suckling, Esq., who died in 1653. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £6 13s. 4d., is in the gift of the Rev. S. M. Suckling, and the incumbency of the Rev. Richd. Waldegrave Packer, M.A. The tithes were commuted in 1841 for £615 per annum, and the glebe is 26A. . . Here is a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1836." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]



See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Services, location, description, history, pictures, bells, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Hook, David, and Tricker, Roy
The Hempnall Group of Churches.
Bedingham St Andrew; Fritton St Catherine; Hardwick St Margaret; Hempnall St Margaret; Morningthorpe St John the Baptist; Shelton St Mary; Topcroft St Margaret; Woodton All Saints.
[Hempnall, Hempnall Group of Churches, 1987]

Church Records

Marriages 1538-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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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), Woodton was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Woodton Village Pages
Description, history, news, maps, pictures, etc.
Woodton Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Woodton Mills
Description, location and picture.

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Historical Geography

Woodton is in Loddon Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Loddon Hundred
Description of Loddon Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Woodton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Farrow, Charles W.; Goode, W.J.; and Baldwin, Louisa
History of Woodton, Norfolk.
[Lowestoft, Friends of the Round Tower Churches Society, 1980]

Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Woodton Inclosure Act, 1813.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Woodton, in the county of Norfolk: 21st May 1813.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM292940 (Lat/Lon: 52.495689, 1.375436), Woodton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law