Place:Welborne, Norfolk, England

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NameWelborne
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.647°N 1.048°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Runhall, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Welborne is a small village near East Dereham and Norwich in Norfolk, England. It became part of the civil parish of Runhall in 1935.

Its church, All Saints, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

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

"WELBORNE, a parish in Forehoe [registration] district, Norfolk; 3¼ miles NNE of Hardingham [railway] station, and 6½ NNW of Wymondham. Post town: Dereham. Acres: 732. Real property: £1,633. Population: 200. Houses: 41. The manor belongs to J. Cuddon, Esq.; and much of the land, to O. S. Olney, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £250. Patron: the Rev. J. B. Johnson. The church was restored in 1852. There are a national school, and charities £9."

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