Winfarthing Norfolk Family History Guide

Winfarthing is an Ancient Parish in the county of Norfolk. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1614
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1691

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Diss
  • Banham
  • Tibenham
  • Shelfanger

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINFARTHING, a parish, with a village, in Guilt-cross district, Norfolk; 3 miles NW of Burston r. station, and 4 NNW of Diss. It has a post-office under Diss, and a fair on 25 June. Acres, 2,620. Real property, £5,080. Pop., 615. Houses, 146. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged once to the Crown; went, in the time of Henry III., to Sir W. Munchesny; and belongs now to the Earl of Albemarle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £580. Patron, the Earl of Albemarle. The church is old. There are two Methodist chapels, and charities £124.

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


County: Norfolk
Civil Registration District: Guiltcross
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
Diocese: Norwich
Rural Deanery: Redenhall
Poor Law Union: Guiltcross
Hundred: Diss
Province: Canterbury