Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HENSTEAD

HENSTEAD, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred, in Norfolk.—The sub-district contains the parishes of Saxlingham-Thorpe, Saxlingham-Nethergate, Shottesham-St. Mary and St. Martin, Shottesham-All Saints, Stoke-Holy-Cross, Great Poringland, Little Poringland, Earl-Framingham, Framingham-Pigot, Caistor, Arminghall, Bixley, Kirby-Bedon, Bramerton, Holverstone, Rockland-St. Mary, Surlingham, Whitlingham, and part of Trowse. Acres, 19, 331. Pop., 5, 670. Houses, 1, 274. -The district comprehends also the sub-district of Humbleyard, containing the parishes of Great Melton, Little Melton, Colney, Cringleford, Hethersett, Ketteringham, East Carlton, Hethel, Wreningham, Bracon-Ash, Mulbarton, Swardeston, Intwood, Keswick, Markshall, Dunston, Swainsthorpe, Newton-Flotman, and Flordon. Acres of the district, 43, 358. Poor rates in 1863, £7, 442. Pop. in 1851, 11, 545; in 1861, 11, 290. Houses, 2, 430. Marriages in 1862, 64; births, 343, -of which 32 were illegitimate; deaths, 196, -of which 61 were at ages under 5 years, and 10 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 754; births, 3, 524; deaths, 2, 203. The places of worship, in 1851, were 32 of the Church of England, with 5, 206 sittings; 1 of Indepen dents, with 250 s.; 3 of Baptists, with 545 s; 3 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 455 s.; 1 of Primitive Methosists, with 100 s.; and 1 undefined, with 100 s. The schools were 22 public day schools, with 1, 049 scholars; 18 private day schools, with 359 s.; 17 Sunday schools, with 815 s; and 1 evening school for adults, with 11 s. The workhouse is in Swainsthorpe.-The hundred is identical with part of the district, and nearly conterminate with Henstead sub-district. Pop., 5, 729. Houses, 1, 289.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a sub-district, a district, and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: Henstead PLU/RegD       Norfolk AncC
Place: Henstead

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