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Norfolk: Marsham

For more information about this parish see Norfolk Parish Links.
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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

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

Cemeteries

See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

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]
Marriages
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

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Marsham is in South Erpingham hundred.

Land and Property

Inclosure
See Hevingham
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

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

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
1801128128565
1811  88121547
1821145151624
1831163170692
1841155--698
1851154--662
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861148--622
1871141141600
1881130130554
1891123125561
1901135139651
1911--141651

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