"SOUTHREPPS, a large village, about 5 miles S.S.E. of Cromer, and N.N.W. of North Walsham, has in its parish 813 souls, and 2081 acres of land, including 35A. of common, 27A. of roads, and 82A. of wood. It is in the manor of Gimingham Lancaster, held of the Crown by Lord Suffield, who owns about one-fourth of the soil. Here is a cattle fair . . . The CHURCH (St. James,) has a lofty tower, . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £16, has 12A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £666, awarded in 1839 in lieu of tithes. The Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, is patroness, and the Ven. Archdeacon Glover is the incumbent. Here is a Methodist chapel, " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


The name may also be found as South Repps.
See also Northrepps and Repps with Bastwick.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Southrepps.
See Trunch

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 James.

Church History

Church of St James
Description and pictures.
No author
Notes and Sketches of Southrepps Church, Norfolk.
[Southrepps, The Church, 1894]
Trunch Team Ministry
A brief guide to the eleven churches of the Trunch Team Ministry.
Antingham (St Mary, and St Margaret), Bradfield (St Giles), Gimingham (All Saints), Knapton (St Peter and St Paul), Mundesley (All Saints), Paston (St Margaret), Southrepps (St James), Swafield (St Nicholas), Thorpe Market (St Margaret of Antioch), Trimingham (St John) and Trunch (St Botolph).
[Trunch, Trunch Team Ministry, 1990s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1725-1812 and Burials 1725-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Southrepps was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Southrepps is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Southrepps 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 TG257360 (Lat/Lon: 52.874, 1.352775), Southrepps which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law