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Norfolk: Lessingham

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Lessingham is about 13 miles E. of Aylsham.

Cemeteries

Churchyard of All Saints Church
List of names.
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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

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Directories

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Historical Geography

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

Land allotment and drainage
See Hempstead.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
18013140159
18113037169
18213447195
18314747191
184147--241
185147--191
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186150--175
18714552188
18814142176
18914040182
19014343182
1911--42177

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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October 2003