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Lessingham is about 13 miles E. of Aylsham.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- Churchyard of All Saints Church
- List of names.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses
- In 1883 the parish was in the
Deanery of Waxham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both
before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
Nearby Churches of all denominations.
- Methodist Church
- Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
See Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837
and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Lessingham was in
Tunstead and Happing Registration District.
This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930,
Lessingham was in
Smallburgh Registration District
for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration
Description and Travel
See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
Lessingham is in Happing Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Happing Hundred
- Description of Happing Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
Land and Property
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property
- Land allotment and drainage
- See Hempstead.
- Modern and Historical Maps
- Maps of the parish.
See 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
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.
See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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