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Norfolk: Wereham

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Wereham is about 11 miles S. of King's Lynn.
See also Warham All Saints and Warham St Mary.

Cemeteries

Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Transcriptions of memorials in the church, the war memorial, and gravestones in the churchyard.
This is a link to an archived copy.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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), Wereham was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Wissey Valley Web Pages
Including Wereham, Wretton, West Dereham, Boughton, Stoke Ferry and Whittington in the Wissey Valley in West Norfolk.
Wereham
Pictures.
Barton Bendish, Beachamwell, Shingham, Boughton and Wereham.
News, events, history, churches, pictures, etc.
Wereham Lynn Road Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Wereham Stoke Ferry Road Post Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Impey, Edward
The alien priory of St Winwaloe and Winnold House at Wereham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol 44, part 3, 2004]
Inclosure
See Stoke Ferry.
Drainage
See Stoke Ferry.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

Ransome
See Norfolk People and Families

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  72  82407
1811  54  89424
1821106114546
1831116117575
1841126---625
1851141---609
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861137---597
1871146146647
1881142151614
1891137137554
1901130130478
1911---132498

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.

Schools

Milsom, Mary E.
A short history of Wereham school: The first hundred years, 1876-1976.
[1980]
Extracts from the school log book for 1876-1888.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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July 2015