Edingthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

EDINGTHORPE (All Saints), a parish, in the Tunstead and Happing incorporation, hundred of Tunstead, E. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (N. E. by E.) from North Walsham. [1]

Edingthorpe All Saints is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

A Round tower church which is Saxon in origin with later medieval top to the tower and thatched roof.

The war poet Siegfried Sassoon visited the church when he was child on holiday in Norfolk. The location obviously made an impression on him for, later in life, when he came to write his autobiography The Old Century and Seven More Years (1938), he remembers the timelessness of the place:

'It had a very special dignity and simplicity, standing there on its low hill above the harvest fields, as though it were the faithful servant of the life around it.

All churches are alike in the eyes of our Maker, it now seemed to be saying; it evokes in me a sense of local England and the centuries behind it, - the harvests it has seen and the pathos of those humble folk who had toiled and died and had been "of this parish".

Sassoon used to stay at the Old Rectory each summer with his parents and his two bothers Michael and Hamo. On his return to Edingthorpe in 1937 he also remarked upon the village pond, but in less picturesque terms: 'There was the black stagnant pond with a few ducks on it - longer and narrower than it had been in my rememberings... It had always been an unprepossessing, unfishable pond.'

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.

  • Tunstead 1837-1869
  • Smallburgh 1870-1935
  • Bacton  1936-1938
  • North Walsham 1939-1974

Church records[edit | edit source]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 63/ 1-5, 25-27

This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held
A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication

Baptisms 1725-1812 Marriages 1726-1812 Burials 1726-1809
1526819 Item 14

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/Edingthorpe.htm  transcript of 1891 census

Poor Law Unions
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Tunstead and Happing Union became part of Smallburgh Union


Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

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]

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Web sites[edit | edit source]

http://www.edingthorpepcc.co.uk/  for history and tour of the church

http://www.picturesofengland.com/user/Ikey/pictures//England/Norfolk/Edingthorpe for pictures of the village and church

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/edingthorpe-all-saints/ Parish information

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/edingthorpe/edingthorpe.htm Norfolk Churches site with photographs of the church

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 144-147.