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Norfolk: Wreningham

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Wreningham is about 8 miles S.W. of Norwich.
The name may also be spelled Wrenningham.


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, location, etc.

Church Records

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), Wreningham was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Description, church, parish council, pictures, etc.
Wreningham Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Day, Basil K.
Past Days in Wreningham, Norfolk: A record of Wreningham families (since 1656).
[ISBN 0953028607, Dereham, 1997]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Wreningham Inclosure Act, 1777.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the commons and waste lands within the parish of Wreningham in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


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
1861  91  --437
1871  96108429
1891  91  91435
1901  84  86376
1911  --  90360

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.

Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
August 2008