"WICKHAMPTON, 8 miles W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 139 souls, and about 1620 acres of land, of which 250 are upland, and the rest marsh. The soil belongs chiefly to Mrs. Maddison, H.N. Burroughes, Esq., the Rev. W. Emmett, Mr. W. Crow, and several smaller owners. The Church (St. Andrew,) has an ancient altar tomb, with effigies of Sir Wm. Gerbrygge and his lady. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4, in the patronage of J.F. Leathes, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Frederic Leathes, of Reedham. The glebe is 16A. 2R., and the tithes have been commuted for £195 per annum, besides £4. 17s. to the vicar of Halvergate; £1. 15s. 10d. to the rector of Reedham, and 2s. 6d. to the vicar of Upton. The Rev. Edward Gillett, B.A., is the curate. The Methodists have a chapel in the parish, and the common was inclosed in 1811." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Wicklewood.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 Andrew.

Church History

Manning, Charles Robertson
Wickhampton Church: St Andrew.
[Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, In "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.7, 1872]
Wall Paintings in the Church of St Andrew:
St. Christopher
The Three Living and The Three Dead
The Seven Works of Mercy

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Wickhampton was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Wickhampton is in Walsham Hundred.

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

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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Wickhampton Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Wickhampton, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



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Poor Houses, Poor Law