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Norfolk: Litcham

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

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

Cemeteries

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

Census

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.

Litcham Methodist Church
Address, minister, services, picture, etc.
Litcham Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.

Church Records

Marriages 1555-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volumes 2 and 10.
Marriages
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

Litcham
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

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Litcham is in Launditch hundred.

History

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]
Inclosure
See Kelling.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Mitford and Launditch Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.

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
1801  88  90426
1811  59  93459
1821123131586
1831158166771
1841166--846
1851184--855
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861199--903
1871190220854
1881188195801
1891193202806
1901167170626
1911--173663

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

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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February 2009