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Skeyton is about 3 miles E.S.E. of Aylsham.
The name may be pronounced as Skyton.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Holman, Peter
Six high and lonely churches.
St Giles, Bradfield; St Peter, Corpusty; St Peter, North Barningham; All Saints, Skeyton; All Saints, Thwaite; St Andrew, Wickmere.
[ISBN 0952156474, Aylsham, Aylsham Local History Society, 1997]
Wortley, John Dixon
An account of the parish church of Skeyton.
[Norwich, Goose, 1923]
From The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, Volume 9, Third Series, January 1830, page 50.
"On October 9th, at SKEYTON, a beautiful little chapel, 28 feet by 17, was opened by the Rev. Messrs. A.E. Farrar and Titus Close; and on the following Sunday, by the Rev. Messrs. William Kelk and Isaac Denison. The whole expense of the erection is £100; towards which about £30 was subscribed and collected. This village was visited by the Preachers in 1784, and at intervals ever since. About four years ago, a hired room was fitted up for the accommodation of the people. It was well attended, and sinners brought to God in it. Having now entered a place, superior in every respect, we hope that greater things will be effected in the name of the Lord."

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Skeyton was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

News, organisations, parish council, church, etc.
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Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (74): Skeyton, Burgh next Aylsham, and Tuttington.
[Norwich, Stevenson, Matchett and Stevenson, 1815]
Great Britain: Statute
Skeyton, Burgh-next-Aylsham and Tuttington Inclosure Act, 1814.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Skeyton, Burgh next Aylsham, and Tuttington, in the county of Norfolk.
[Independently printed edition of the act, 1814]
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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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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
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.

1901 Census
"Including Skeyton Common, and Skeyton Corner."

Voting Registers

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December 2015