"SEDGEFORD, a parish and scattered village, in the vale of a small rivulet, between Heacham and Docking, 13 miles N.N.E. of Lynn, has 669 inhabitants, and 4,001 acres, of which, 2,036 acres, with the manor and great tithes, are held of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, by the Rev. S. C. E. N. Rolfe, M.A., of Heacham Hall. The rest belongs partly to the latter, H. L. S. Le Strange, Esq., Capt. Davy, and several smaller proprietors. The Dean and Chapter are also patrons of the vicarage, valued in K. B. at £8, and in 1831 at £246. It is enjoyed by the Rev. C.F. Millard, of Norwich, with 3½A. of glebe. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a round tower, . . . The east window has been filled with beautiful stained glass, in various designs, by Mr. Wailes, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here. A National School has lately been erected by the Rev. S. C. E. N. Rolfe.  . . .  In the parish was anciently a hamlet called Gnatyngdon, or Nettington, held by Godwin Halden, " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ian Wegg]


Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Minister, address, etc.

Church Records

Marriages 1560-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 12.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), Sedgeford was in Docking Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Sedgeford Village Pages
News, events, church, map, pictures, etc.
Sedgeford Mill
Description and picture.
SHARP: Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project
Excavations, finds, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Sedgeford is in Smithdon Hundred.

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

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



No author
The Thunderstorm which took place at Sedgeford in the County of Norfolk, on the Fifth of July, 1819, with remarks, etc.
[Religious Tract Society, London, 1830?]
Hammond, Janet
[Stoke Ferry, Daedalus Press, 1977]
Ingleby, Holcombe
The Charm of a Village. An account of Sedgeford with its history and its carnivals.
[London, Clement Ingleby, 1925]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF711367 (Lat/Lon: 52.900153, 0.541932), Sedgeford which are provided by:


Military Records


Names, Personal


Poor Houses, Poor Law