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Parish History

WIMBOTSHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Downham, hundred of Clackclose, W. division of Norfolk, 1¼ mile (N. by E.) from Downham. [1]

Wimbotsham St Mary is an Ancient parish in theFincham deanery of the Diocese of Norwich.

A Norman carrstone church with subsequent Victorian renovations.

The modern parish is part of the Fincham and Feltwell deanery of the Diocese of Ely .


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.

  • Downham 1837-1974

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

This parish does not appear on Record Search 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

Baptisms, marriages and burials 1725-1812
1596300 Item 3

Census records


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.

http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/Wimbotsham.htm transcript of 1891 census

Poor Law Unions

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Downham Poor Law Union

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.achurchnearyou.com/wimbotsham-st-mary/ for information about the parish.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78388 Biritsh History online includes manorial history and list of Rectors

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-221470-church-of-st-mary-wimbotsham British Listed building

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/wimbotsham/wimbotsham.htm Norfolk Churches website


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 584-592. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.