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Norfolk: Hargham

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Hargham is about 9 miles N.W. of Diss.


Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Cotton, Simon; and Tricker, Roy
All Saints' Church, Hargham.
[Holt, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1980s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Names of Churchwardens
Churchwardens' and Overseer's Payments, or Disbursements
Collections for special appeals, disasters, relief of suffering, etc.
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), Hargham was in Wayland Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Hargham 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

Davison, Alan J.; and Cushion, Brian
The Archaeology of the Hargham Estate.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.43, part.II, 1999]
Davison, Alan J.
Some aspects of the agrarian history of Hargham and Snetterton as revealed in The Buxton MSS.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.35, 1973]
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1767-1768, 1781-1797, 1800-1812, and 1812-1833.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


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  81267
1811  81464
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."

Voting Registers

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December 2015