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Norfolk: West Lexham

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West Lexham is about 5 miles N.N.E. of Swaffham.
See also East Lexham.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Nicholas
Description and pictures.
Church of St Nicholas
Services, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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), West Lexham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

West Lexham is in Launditch Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
Description of Launditch Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Litcham Historical and Amenity Society
The Book of Litcham with Lexham and Mileham.
[ISBN 1841141909, Halsgrove Community History Series, 2002]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also 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 single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
18211919  92
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
19012424  96

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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Copyright © Pat Newby.
February 2009