"WROXHAM, 6½ miles N.E. of Norwich, on the Worstead road, is a picturesque village, standing on the summit and bold acclivities of the south bank of the river Bure, which is here crossed by a good bridge, . . . The parish contains 363 inhabitants, and 1344A. 3R. 20P. of land, belonging to several proprietors, the largest of whom are Miss Foulsham, Jas. Green, Esq., the Rev. John Humfrey, and Sigismund Trafford, Esq., the latter of whom is lord of the manor and owner of the Hall, a neat mansion, with pleasant grounds. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) stands on a lofty eminence, above the river, . . . The living is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7. 17s. 1d., and in 1831 at £337, with that of Salhouse annexed to it, in the gift of S. Trafford, Esq., and incumbency of the Ven. Archdeacon Collyer, of Hackford. . . . Wm. Burroughes, Esq., is impropriator of most of the rectorial tithes. The glebe here is 17A. 2R. 1P., and the vicarial tithes were commuted in 1839 for £129. 7s. 1d. per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Roxham.



Church of St Mary the Virgin
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Taverham, 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 Mary the Virgin.

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Services, etc.
Wroxham and Hoveton United Reformed Church
Minister, services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Wroxham was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Wroxham Parish Council
News, councillors, meetings, minutes, map, pictures, etc.
The Bridge
Monthly magazine for the parishes of Wroxham, Hoveton and Belaugh.
Wroxham Smock Mill
Description and history.
Wroxham Steam Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Wroxham is in Taverham Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG301176 (Lat/Lon: 52.707387, 1.404361), Wroxham which are provided by:


Names, Personal

The shop "Roys of Wroxham" is in Hoveton St John.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 58 58 326
1811 57 63 290
1821 65 72 351
1831 75 75 368
1841 75 -- 363
1851 73 -- 429
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861   86 --- 409
1871   84   93 406
1881   78   79 378
1891   86 103 415
1901 139 139 626
1911 --- 185 729

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.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."

Other population figures