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Norfolk: Marsham

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Marsham is about 2 miles S. of Aylsham.
See also Marham and Martham.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

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

Church Records

Michell, Arthur Tompson (editor)
The Parish Register of Marsham, Norfolk, from 1538 to 1836.
[Norwich, Jarrold and Sons, 1889]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Marsham was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Marsham Bolwick Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Marsham Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Marsham Mill Farm Post Mill
Description and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Marsham is in South Erpingham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

See Hevingham
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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 single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1811  88121547
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.

1821 Census
"Bombazines and worsteds are now manufactured at Marsham."
1861 Census
"The decrease of population in Colby, Scottow, and Marsham parishes is attributed to migration".
1901 Census
"Including Fengate, and Little London."
"A considerable proportion of the population of Marsham Civil Parish was enumerated in the Norfolk Industrial School."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 651, 107 were in a large establishment or institution. This was probably the Norfolk Industrial School.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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July 2009