"WRENINGHAM, a parish of scattered houses, near the source of the small river Tas, 8 miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, has 487 souls, and 1502 acres of land, mostly the property of the Misses Harrison, and W.O. Burton, Esq.; but Lord Berners is lord of the manor, which includes the ancient manors of Nayland and Little Wreningham, the latter of which had a church, of which no traces are now extant. The CHURCH (All Saints,) in that part of the parish formerly called Great Wreningham, is a small fabric, with a square tower and four bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, is consolidated with that of Ashwellthorpe, in the gift of Lord Berners, and incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. Robert Wilson. The tithes here were commuted, in 1839, for £370 per annum. The Independents have a small chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
The name may also be spelled Wrenningham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, 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.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Wreningham to another place.
Wreningham is in Humbleyard Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Humbleyard Hundred
- Description of Humbleyard Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Wreningham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Day, Basil K.
- Past Days in Wreningham, Norfolk: A record of Wreningham families (since 1656).
[ISBN 0953028607, Dereham, 1997]
- Great Britain: Statute
- Wreningham Inclosure Act, 1777.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the commons and waste lands within the parish of Wreningham in the county of Norfolk.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM157986 (Lat/Lon: 52.542746, 1.179569), Wreningham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
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.