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Norfolk: Shingham

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Shingham is about 4 miles S.W. of Swaffham.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Botolph
Description and picture.

Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.
Shingham Church of England Parish Registers 1708-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1985]
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), Shingham was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Barton Bendish, Beachamwell, Shingham, Boughton and Wereham.
News, events, history, churches, pictures, etc.
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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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
1801  3  538
1811  41052
1821  7  958
1831  51261
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.

1811 Census
In the summaries produced with the 1851 [sic] census, the population for 1811 is given as 42, rather than 52.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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March 2009