Wayland  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wayland like this:

WAYLAND, a district and a hundred in Norfolk. The district contains 25 parishes, and is divided into Watton and Attleborough sub-districts. . Acres, 51,063. Poor rates in 1863, £7,094. Pop. in 1851, 12,141; in 1861, 11,562. Houses, 2,553. Marriages in 1863, 85; births, 405,-of which 49 were illegitimate; deaths, 249, -of which 96 were at ages under 5 years, and 8 at ages above 85. ...

Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 808; births, 3,823; deaths, 2,374. The places of worship, in 1851, were 25 of the Church of England, with 6,242 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 250 s.; 2 of Baptists, with 880 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 50 s.; 6 of Wesleyans, with 872 s.; 11 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,193 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 24 s. The schools were 17 public day-schools, with 1,103 scholars; 20 private day-schools, with 409 s.; and 30 Sunday schools, with 1,885 s. The workhouse is in Rockland-All Saints. -The hundred contains only 16 parishes. Acres, 33,149. Pop. in 1851, 7,962; in 1861, 7,783. Houses, 1,701.

Wayland through time

Wayland is now part of Breckland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Breckland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wayland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wayland, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th November 2019

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