Corpusty, Norfolk Genealogy

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England  Gotoarrow.png Norfolk Gotoarrow.png Corpusty

Corpusty redundant church St Peter contributor Evelyn Simak

Parish History

Corpusty St Peter is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

The church was declared redundant in the 1960's but has been the focus of preservation efforts. See the web links below for details of interventions to try to preserve and secure the building.

The tower has been retained.

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

CORPUSTY, a parish in Aylsham district, Norfolk; on the river Bure, 5½ miles NW of Aylsham, and 11 ENE of Elmham r. station. Post town, Heydon, under Norwich. Acres, 1, 018. Real property, £1, 509. Pop., 425. Houses, 107. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £62. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church has a square tower, and is good. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Aylsham 1837-1938
  • North Walsham 1939-1974

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Norfolk Record Office referencePD 430/ 1-8.

This parish does not appear at FamilySearch Historical Records  as no microfilm for the parish is held. A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication.

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.

Other Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages and burials 1601-1608, 1623-1633, 1665-1812. BRITISH 1526780 Item 2


Non-Conformist Churches

Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist

Chapel,
The Street,
Corpusty
Norfolk

Former Primitive Methodist Chapel contributor Evelyn Simak


It was founded in 1844 and had no graveyard. Now a private house The Primitive Methodist Chapel is located on Norwich Road. The tablet informs that it was built in 1859 and enlarged in 1911.

1936-92: minutes, accounts, collection journals and pulpit notices
Repository Norfolk Record Office
Record Reference FC 47/529-35
NorthWalsham Methodist circuit

Census records

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Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.



Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

http://www.sevenchurches.org.uk/parishes/saxthorpe-corpusty.html Saxthorpe-Corpusty parish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpusty for information about the village, church and parish

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/corpusty/corpusty.htm Norfolk Churches site for photos and description of the church