Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FAITHS (St.)

FAITHS (St.), a sub-district and a district in Norfolk.—The sub-district contains the parishes of Horsham-St. Faiths, Newton-St. Faiths, Felthorpe, Haveringland, Brandistone, Booton, Great Witchingham, Little Witchingham, Alderford, Swannington, Attlebridge, Morton-on-the-Hill, Weston-Longville, Honingham, Ringland, Taverham, and Horsford. Acres, 28, 370. Pop., 5, 630. Houses, 1, 215. The district includes also the sub-district of Sprowston, containing the parishes of Sprowston, Hainford, Frettenham, Horstead-with-Stanninghall, Wroxham, Salhouse, Rackheath, Crostwick, Spixworth, Beeston-St. Andrew, Catton, Drayton, St. Mary-in-the-Marsh, and part of Hellesdon. Acres, 48, 304. Poor-rates in 1862, £6, 442. Pop. in 1851, 11, 890; in 1861, 11, 749. Houses, 2, 534. Marriages in 1860, 73; births, 370, -of which 36 were illegitimate; deaths, 208, -of which 77 were at ages under 5 years, and 11 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 711; births, 3, 609; deaths, 2, 073. The places of worship in 1851 were 30 of the Church of England, with 5, 992 sittings; 6 of Baptists, with 750 s.; 9 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 1, 229 s.; 5 of Primitive Methodists, with 200 s.; and 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 100 s. The schools were 19 public day schools, with 892 scholars; 19 private day schools, with 408 s.; 28 Sunday schools, with 1, 296 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 21 s. The workhouse is in Horsham-St. Faiths.

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

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Feature Description: "a sub-district and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: St Faiths PLU/RegD       Norfolk AncC
Place names: FAITHS ST     |     ST FAITHS
Place: St Faith

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