Wimbotsham Norfolk Family History Guide

Wimbotsham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Norfolk. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1698

Nonconformists include: Methodist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

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Adjacent Parishes

  • Denver
  • Stow Bardolph
  • Downham Market
  • Crimplesham
  • Bexwell

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WIMBOTSHAM, a parish, with a village, in Downham district, Norfolk; 1½ mile NE of Downham r. station. It has a post-office under Downham.

Acres, 2,015. Real property, £3,995. Pop. in 1851, 606; in 1861, 508. Houses, 112. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Sir T. Hare, Bart.

The living is a rectory, annexed to Stow-Bardolph. The church was restored in 1854.

There are two Methodist chapels.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records



  • County: Norfolk
  • Civil Registration District: Downham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
  • Diocese: Norwich
  • Rural Deanery: Fincham
  • Poor Law Union: Downham
  • Hundred: Clackclose
  • Province: Canterbury

This article was updated on March 28, 2023