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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Waxham St. John and St. Margaret|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Waxham:
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Waxham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Waxham (St. John and St. Margaret))
Online maps of Waxham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.