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Norfolk: Erpingham

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Erpingham is about 3 miles N. of Aylsham.
It is also the name of two hundreds (North Erpingham and South Erpingham), the civil registration district, and the poor law union, so a reference to Erpingham could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, minister, description, etc.
Gray, Philip T.
An architectural guide to the Churches of St Mary, Erpingham and Our Lady and St Margaret, Calthorpe, Norfolk.
[Erpingham, The Church, 1978]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Civil Registration

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

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Description and Travel

Erpingham Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Erpingham Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Erpingham Thwaite Common Tower Mill
Description, history and map.
Erpingham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
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Historical Geography

Erpingham 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


Mollard, Tom
Notes towards a history of Erpingham.

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Erpingham (34), Colby (24), Banningham (19) and Ingworth (20).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1818.
Great Britain: Statute
Erpingham and other parishes Inclosure Act, 1818.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Erpingham, Colby, Banningham, and Ingworth, in the county of Norfolk: (8th May 1818).
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818]
[London, Ley and Jones, 1818]
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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  5254275
1811  4662305
1821  7083349
1831  8694434
1841  99--475
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.

1851 Census
"To the large number of deaths from scarlatina in the Parishes of Erpingham and Thwaite, is ascribed a decrease of population since 1841."


Belton, Valerie
Erpingham Voluntary Controlled School, The Early Years, 1862-1908.
[Reepham Printing Services, 1996]

Voting Registers

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August 2009