Houghton St Giles, Norfolk Genealogy
Guide to Houghton St Giles, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Houghton St Giles, Norfolk|
|County||Norfolk, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Walsingham|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich|
|Location of Archive|
|Norfolk Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
HOUGHTON-IN-THE-HOLE (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Walsingham, hundred of North Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, ¾ of a mile (S. W.) from Little Walsingham.
Houghton St Giles is an Ancient Parish in the Walsingham deanery of the Diocese of Norwich.
The parish church of Saint Giles was rebuilt by William Eden Nestfield in 1877 and much of the building materials for the new church were re-cycled from an older church on the site. At the western end of the church there is a low tower with a pyramid cap. The nave and the chancel are under one tiled roof.
Walsingham Norfolk Shrine Churches links to the other churches of the Walsingham area Barsham is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, and includes the villages of East Barsham, North Barsham, West Barsham and Houghton St Giles. The villages are all situated with 3 km of each other, about 5 km north of the town of Fakenham and 45 km north-west of the city of Norwich. The headwaters of the River Stiffkey flow through both East and North Barsham and Houghton St Giles.
Originally all four villages had their own parishes, but these were merged to create a single civil parish in 1935.
For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk
The parish is catalogued as Houghton St Giles by Norfolk Record Office It was also known as Houghton-in-the-Dale or Houghton-in-the-Hole. FamilySearch adopts the latter in it's catalogue and Presentation of images at FamilySearch Historical records.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
- Walsingham 1837-1938
- Fakenham 1939-1974
The Register Office, Fakenham Connect, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9SR.
Tel: 01328 850111. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church records[edit | edit source]
Houghton St Giles, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Houghton St Giles, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Norfolk Record Office Houghton St Giles reference PD 584
The parish is most commonly known as Houghton St Giles but may be referred to also as Houghton-le-Dale or Houghton-in-the-Hole This less used form is the hierarchy adopted by the FamilySearch Catalogue and images for the parish registers and the images at FamilySearch Historical Records.
Parish registers of Houghton-in-the-Hole, 1559-1908 Microfilm copies of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich. Norfolk Record Office no.: PD584/38-40.
Some early records in Latin.
Also known as Houghton-le-Dale and Houghton-St. Giles.
Baptisms, 1559-1812; Marriages, 1559-1902; Banns, 1754-1812, 1824-1828, 1837-1902; Burials, 1559-1762, 1783-1812; Register bills of baptism, 1874-1878; Register bills of burials, 1875-1876. FHL BRITISH Film 1526327 Items 1 - 7
Baptisms, 1813-1904; Burials, 1813-1908. FHL BRITISH Film 2147146 Items 4 - 5
Register bills of burials, 1858-1859. FHL BRITISH Film 2186443 Item 17
Baptisms 1600-1609, 1623-1636, 1666-1812 Marriages 1600-1609, 1623-1634, 1666-1811 Burials 1600-1608, 1625-1636, 1669-1812 FHL BRITISH Film 1526785 Item 10
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions
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Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Norfolk: Houghton St Giles on GenUKI
- Houghton St Giles on A Church Near You
- Houghton St Giles onNorfolk Churches website
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 562-566. Date accessed: 15 April 2013.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 21 February 2014.
- 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 25 February 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
- 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.