Place:Flitcham with Appleton, Norfolk, England

NameFlitcham with Appleton
Alt namesFlitcham cum Appletonsource: GENUKI
Flichamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
Phlichamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
Plicehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
Plichamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.8114°N 0.5449°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Lynn Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Flitcham with Appleton is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 17.08 km2 (6.59 sq mi) and had a population of 236 in 96 households at the 2001 UK census. The population had increased to 276 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the District of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

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Flitcham is part of the Royal Sandringham Estate.

In the extracts below, Wilson considers Flitcham to be a parish and Appleton to be a hamlet within the parish. However, A Vision of Britain through Time quoting from F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 363, states that the two settlements were considered one civil parish by the name of Flitcham with Appleton from the early 17th century. Both settlements have been redirected here.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Flitcham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FLITCHAM, a parish in Freebridge-Lynn [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Babingley, 4¾ miles ENE of Castle-Rising, and 5½ E by S of Wolverton [railway] station. It includes Appleton; and its post town is Castle-Rising, under Lynn. Acres: 4,200. Real property: £4,091. Population: 533. Houses: 98. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the great Coke, and belongs now to the Earl of Leicester. A number of cottages, for farm-labourers, were recently erected. An Augustinian priory, a cell to Walsingham abbey, was founded here, in the time of Henry III., by Robert d'Aiguillon, and given, at the dissolution, to the Clintons; and some remains of it exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £80. Patron: the Earl of Leicester. The church is old but good."

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Appleton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"APPLETON, a hamlet in Flitcham parish, Norfolk; 3 miles NE of Castle-Rising. It is regarded ecclesiastically as a parish; a vicarage, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £8. Patron, Edmund Kent, Esq. The church is in ruins."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Flitcham with Appleton. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
The Flitcham Village History Website contains much more information than Wikipedia and Wilson's Gazetteer, but does not tell us who "the great Coke" was.
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