"YAXHAM, a village and parish on the Hingham road, 2 miles S.E. by S. of East Dereham, has 450 inhabitants and 1600 acres of land. Sir W.R. Clayton is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs to W. Collison and several other proprietors. The CHURCH (St. Peter,) is a small neat edifice, with a round tower, five bells, and a remarkable font in the florid Gothic style. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, was consolidated with Welborne, and the united livings were valued at £722, in 1831; but they have recently been disunited. Yaxham rectory is worth about £500 per annum. The Rev. W.C. Johnson, M.A., is patron and incumbent. The National School, built here in 1843, is attended by about 70 children." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Monumental Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Peter, Yaxham, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1998]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Minister, services, location, picture, etc.
Church of St Peter
Services, minister, pictures, etc.
Yaxham Evangelical Congregational Church
Description, services, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Yaxham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Nobbs, Margaret, and Nobbs, Geoffrey
In and around Yaxham: From wills and other sources.
[Norwich, 1991]
Yaxham Village
News, organisations, description, map, pictures, parish council, etc.
Yaxham Light Railway
Description, station, locomotives, pictures, etc.
Yaxham Post Mill
Description and history.
Yaxham Smock Mill
Yaxham Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Historical Geography

Yaxham is in Mitford hundred.

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Land & Property

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Poor Houses, Poor Law