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Waxham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Waxham, a parish in Norfolk, on the coast, 11 miles ESE of North Walsham, and 5 from Stalham station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. Post town, Stalham, under Norwich. Acreage, 1810; population of the civil parish, 111; of the ecclesiastical, with Palling, 508. The living is a rectory, united with Palling, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £270 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone and flint.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishWaxham St. John and St. Margaret 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Waxham from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR12
Post TownNorwich