Forehoe  Norfolk


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

FOREHOE, a district and a hundred in Norfolk; near the centre of the county, to the W of Norwich. The district comprises the sub-district of Wymondham, containing the parishes of Wymondham, Kimberley, Crown-thorpe, Wicklewood, Hackford, Hingham, Deopham, Morley-St. Botolph, and Morley-St. Peter; and the sub-district of Costessey, containing the parishes of Costessey, Bawburgh, Bowthorpe, Easton, Marlingford, Barford, Colton, Barnham-Broom, Welborne, Brandon-Parva, Runhall, Coston, Carleton-Forehoe, and Wramplingham. ...

Acres, 37, 834. Poor-rates in 1862, £8, 827. Pop. in 1851, 13, 565; in 1861, 12, 818. Houses, 2, 897. Marriages in 1860, 81; births, 389, -of which 48 were illegitimate; deaths, 238, -of which 78 were at ages under 5 years, and 16 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 873; births, 3, 908; deaths, 2, 681. The places of worship, in 1851, were 24 of the Church of England, with 5, 316 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 1, 140 s.; 3 of Baptists, with 510 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 180 s.; 7 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 775 s.; 10 of Primitive Methodists, with 783 s.; 1 undefined, with 100 s.; 3 of Latter Day Saints, with 180 s.; and 1 of Roman Catholics, with 700 attendants. The schools were 19 public day schools, with 1, 185 scholars; 32 private day schools, with 651 s.; 29 Sunday schools, with 1, 655 s.; and 5 evening schools for adults, with 93 -s. The poor-law is administered under a local act; and the workhouse is in Wicklewood. -The hundred is nearly identical with the district, but somewhat more extensive. Acres, 40, 397. Pop. in 1851, 13, 897; in 1861, 13, 146. Houses, 2, 968.

Forehoe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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