St Faith  Norfolk


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

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.

St Faith through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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