North Walsham  Norfolk


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

WALSHAM (North), a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Erpingham district, Norfolk. The town stands at the projected terminus of a branch of the Great Eastern railway, 14¼ miles N by E of Norwich; suffered much injury from fire in 1600; is a seat of petty sessions and county courts, and a polling place; and has a post-office under Norwich, three banking offices, several inns, an ancient market-cross, a police station, a corn exchange, an ancient church recently restored, four dissenting chapels, a public cemetery, an endowed grammar-school with £233 a year, a national school transmuted from an old theatre, a British school, a literary institute, a horticultural society, two agricultural implement manufactories, a weekly market on Thursday, and a horse and cattle fair on the day before Holy Thursday. ...

The parish comprises 4,252 acres. Real property, £12,815; of which £162 are in a canal. Pop., 2,896. Houses, 679. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Norwich. A cross about a mile S of the town marks the scene of a battle, in 1381, between rebel forces under Lytester and royal forces under Bishop Spencer. The living is a vicarage, united with Antingham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £415.* Patron, the Bishop of N.—The sub-district contains 13 parishes. Acres, 20,523. Pop., 6,942. Houses, 1,655.

North Walsham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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