Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk Genealogy
Guide to Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk|
|County||Norfolk, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Aylsham|
|Parish registers: 1559; Separate records exist for Wolterton beginning 1560|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1691; Separate records exist for Wolterton beginning 1600|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich|
|Location of Archive|
|Norfolk Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
WICKMERE, a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Aylsham. 
Wickmere St Andrew is the Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich serving Wickmere and Wolteron.
A medieval round tower church is mainly constructed from carstone and has a Saxon-Norman round tower and west wall. The rest of the church dates from the 14th century. The windows in the aisle and chancel are decorated with tracery and are in the perpendicular style. the nave roof is a king post construction, whilst the chancel roof is of King post design. Inside the church some of the benches date from medieval period, there is a 15th century screen which has been restored but still retains four original panels with paintings of the Saint, although only Saint Andrew with his cross can be recognised. There are several notable memorials in the church , in particular, the tomb of the fifth earl of Orford, Baron Robert Horace Walpole.
Wickmere gets its name from the old English meaning Lake by a dairy farm. The village is made up of a few cottages built to provide accommodation for the workers on the near-by Wolterton Estate, which was once the family seat of the younger brother of the Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. The parish has a long history that pre-dates the Norman Conquest.
Wickmere is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk . The village is 18.9 miles (30.4 km) North of Norwich, 7.3 miles (11.7 km) south-south-west of Cromer and 18.9 miles (30.4 km) north-east of London. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
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.
- Aylsham 1837-1938
- Norwich Outer 1939-1974
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free|
|Wickmere with Wolterton, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Norfolk Record Office reference PD 112
This parish does not appear at FamilySearch Historical Records as no microfilm for the parish is held
A search of the FamilySearch Catalogue identifies the following Archdeacon's transcripts:
|Baptisms and burials 1600-1610, 1623-1634, 1665-1812 Marriages 1600-1610, 1623-1630 1670-1811
||FHL BRITISH Film |
1526781 Item 5
Wolterton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Wolterton Parish Online Records|
Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]
- 1613-1901 England, Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
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.
http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/CalthorpeAndWolterton.htm transcript of 1891 census
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: Wickmere on GenUKI
- Norfolk: Wolterton on GenUKI
- Wickmere St Andrew on A Church Near You
- Wickmere on Seven Churches
- Church of St Andrew on British Listed Buildings
- Church of St Margaret Wickmere on British Listed Buildings. The ruined church of St Margaret in the grounds of Wolterton estate.
- Wickmere on Norfolk Churches
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 565-567. Date accessed: 06 August 2013.
- 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 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.