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Norfolk: Corpusty

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Corpusty is about 5 miles N.W. of Aylsham.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Holman, Peter
Six high and lonely churches.
St Giles, Bradfield; St Peter, Corpusty; St Peter, North Barningham; All Saints, Skeyton; All Saints, Thwaite; St Andrew, Wickmere.
[ISBN 0952156474, Aylsham, Aylsham Local History Society, 1997]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1730-1812, Marriages 1730-1812 and Burials 1730-1812.
[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), Corpusty was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Davies, Lily May
Memories of my Childhood in Corpusty.
Wilson, Janet
The Heritage of Corpusty and Saxthorpe.
[North Walsham, Rounce and Wortley, 1990]
Wilson, Janet; and Brewster, Anne
Saxthorpe and Corpusty: twin villages and their churches on the River Bure.
[Norwich, Gallpen Press, 1988]
Corpusty Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Corpusty Black Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Corpusty White Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Corpusty Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, 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  40  56278
1811  52  56345
1821  47109451
1831  98  98468
1841  99--449
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1881  95  98379

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
"The decrease of population in the parishes of Themelthorpe, Wood-Dalling, Reepham, Cawston, and Corpusty is mainly attributed to the migration of labourers to other parts."


Wilson, Janet; and Houston, Winifred
Corpusty Village School.
[Corpusty and Saxthorpe Women's Institute, no date]

Voting Registers

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July 2009