Place:Wickhampton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesWickhamptonsource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.592°N 1.579°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWalsham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Freethorpe, Norfolk, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1935
Halvergate, Norfolk, Englandparish into which Freethorpe was merged since 1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Wickhampton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1871-72:

"WICKHAMPTON, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; 2 miles NNE of Reedham [railway] station, and 4 S by E of Acle. Post town: Acle. Acres: 1,605. Real property: £3,264. Population: 119. Houses: 28. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £195. Patron: H. M. Leathes, Esq. The church is ancient. There is a Methodist chapel."

Wickhampton was an ancient parish and a civil parish until 1935 when it was abolished and absorbed into Freethorpe parish. Since 1974 Freethorpe parish has itself been absorbed into Halvergate parish. The whole area has been part of the non-metropolitan Broadland District since 1974.

Research tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Wickhampton. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also supplies a map illustrating the individual parishes of Walsham Hundred. Parishes labelled with letters should be identifiable from the Ordnance Survey Map of 1900.
  • GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
  • has the following lists as of 2018 (UK or worldwide Ancestry membership or library access required). With the exception of the index to wills these files are browsible images of the original documents. The files are separated by type and broken down into time periods (i.e., "Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812" is more than one file). The general explanatory notes are worth reading for those unfamiliar with English parish records.
  • Index to wills proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich : and now preserved in the District Probate Registry at Norwich
  • Norfolk, England, Bishop's Transcripts, 1579-1935
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
  • FindMyPast is another pay site with large collection of parish records. As of October 2018 they had 20 types of Norfolk records available to browse including Land Tax Records and Electoral Registers.