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Worthing

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"WORTHING, 4½ miles N. of East Dereham, is a small parish on the banks of a rivulet which rises near Dereham, and flows northward to the Wensum. It comprises 158 inhabitants, and 783 acres of land, mostly the property of Edward Lombe, Esq., the lord of the manor, and patron of the Church (St. Margaret,) which was repewed in 1835, and is a rectory, consolidated with Swanton-Morley." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Jayne Cole]

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Monumental Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Margaret's Worthing, with illustrations.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1996?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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.
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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), Worthing was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Worthing is in Launditch Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Worthing 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 and Property

Inclosure Act, 1811
See Scarning

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF999198 (Lat/Lon: 52.739306, 0.959585), Worthing which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.