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Hevingham is about 3 miles S. of Aylsham.
See also Haveringland.


Benton, Evan O.
Man and Boy in a Norfolk Village.
About a farmer's son and his way of life in and around Hevingham in the early 1900s.
[Weston Longville, Roy Benton, 1981]


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Botolph
Services, etc.
Church of St Botolph
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1712-1900, Banns 1754-1900, Marriages 1654-1900 and Burials 1654-1900.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Hevingham was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Marsham, A.F.
A history of Hevingham: "The village by the low meadows at the water".
Originally in the "Baconsthorpe and District Parish Magazine", 1935-1943.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, Hevingham, 1970s]
Hevingham Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
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Historical Geography

Hevingham 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


Campbell, Bruce M.S.
The complexity of manorial structure in medieval Norfolk: a case study.
[Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.39, 1986]
Campbell, Bruce M.S.
Medieval Manorial Structure.
[ISBN 0903101602, in "An historical atlas of Norfolk", edited by Peter Wade-Martins, 1994]

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Hevingham (62) and Marsham (57).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1799.
Great Britain: Statute
Hevingham and Marsham Inclosure Act, 1799.
An act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the open and common fields, half year or shack lands, warrens or reputed warrens, commons, heaths, commonable lands, and waste grounds, within the parishes of Hevingham and Marsham, in the county of Norfolk; and for extinguishing all rights of sheepwalk, shackage, and common, in, over, and upon, all the lands and grounds within the said parishes.
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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
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
"The decrease of population in the Parishes of Hevingham and Stratton-Strawless since 1841, is considered to be the result of emigration."
1901 Census
"Including Buxton Heath, and Westgate Street."

Voting Registers

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July 2009