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Norfolk: Great Ellingham

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Great Ellingham is about 7 miles W.S.W. of Wymondham.
See also Little Ellingham and Ellingham


Great Ellingham Monumental Inscriptions
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Medway Series, 2000?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St James
Description and pictures.
Church of St James
Services, etc.
Church of St James
Description and picture.
Elton, Derek Hurley
Great Ellingham: St James Church.
[Great Ellingham, the Church, 1979]
Lough, John William
The Parish Church of Saint James, Ellingham Magna.
[Great Ellingham, 1950]
Tench, Edwin J.
The Church of Saint James, Great Ellingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.22, 1926]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Great Ellingham Baptist Church
Services, history and pictures.
Great Ellingham Baptist Church
History 1817-1854.
Great Ellingham Reformed Baptist Church
Pastor, services, etc.

Church Records

Minns, George
The Parish Registers of Great and Little Ellingham.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Edmonds, Jenifer A.
Norfolk Non-Conformist Burials, 1700s-1800s.
Burial transcripts for Aylsham; Bacton Baptists (1826-1836); Denton Independent Chapel (1806-1837); Diss Presbyterian (1797-1836); Diss Methodists; Foulsham Baptists (1785-1821); Gorleston; Great Ellingham Baptists (1817-1837); Great Yarmouth Old Meeting, Gaol Street Presbyterian (1800-1837); Hapton Presbyterian (1808-1834); Ingham Baptists (1785-1821); King's Lynn Stepney Chapel (Particular Baptists) (1843-1857); Lakenheath Methodists; Neatishead Particular Baptists (1801-1837); Norwich Octagon Presbyterian (1759-1826); Norwich Princes Street Chapel (1819-1835); Norwich St Clement Meeting House (1751-1836); Norwich St Margaret Baptists (baptisms only); Norwich St Mary's Meeting (1789-1856); Norwich Tabernacle; Rockland, South Creake (1795-1830); Thetford Methodists; Thetford Meeting House (and baptisms) (1822-1838); Wells Independent Meeting House (1817-1837).
[Norwich, Worldwide Family History Services, CD, 2003]
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), Great Ellingham was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Great Ellingham
Parish council, pictures, events, etc.
Great Ellingham Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Great Ellingham Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Great Ellingham is in Shropham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Shropham Hundred
Description of Shropham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (64): Great Ellingham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1799.
Great Britain: Statute
Great Ellingham Inclosure Act, 1799.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the common fields, commons, and waste grounds, within the parish of Great Ellingham, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Great Ellingham Airfield
Part of Deopham Green airfield was in Great Ellingham.
See Deopham

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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  97139655
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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
"WAYLAND. The general decrease of population in the Attleborough Subdistrict is mainly attributed to emigration."


Watts, Jean E.
Great Ellingham County Primary School Centenary, 1896-1996.
[Great Ellingham School, 1996]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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June 2014