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Norfolk: Litcham

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Litcham is about 7 miles N.E. of Swaffham.


Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of All Saints, Litcham.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2001?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Services, description, pictures, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description, pictures, etc.

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

Church Records

Marriages 1555-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volumes 2 and 10.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
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), Litcham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

News, events, description, history, parish council, churches, buildings, pictures, etc.
Litcham Post Mill
Description, history and maps.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Litcham is in Launditch hundred.


Puddy, Eric
Litcham: the short history of a Mid-Norfolk village.
[Dereham, G. Arthur Coleby, 1957]
[Facsimile reprint excluding index and references, Litcham Historical Society, 2001]
Litcham Historical and Amenity Society
The Book of Litcham with Lexham and Mileham.
[ISBN 1841141909, Halsgrove Community History Series, 2002]

Land and Property

Listed Buildings
Description, history and pictures.
Rutledge, Paul
The Dispute of Litcham Lyngs.
[Norwich, Marwood Publishing, in "East Anglian Studies", 1995]
See Kelling.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.

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  88  90426
1811  59  93459
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.

1831 Census
"The Parish of Litcham has increased (185 Persons) in Population, attributed to the uninclosed Commons or Waste Lands, which cause many Persons to resort thither; it is also the principal trading Town for the surrounding agricultural Villages."

Voting Registers

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February 2009