St Mary, Feltwell
St Nicholas, Feltwell

FELTWELL is a large village, with several neat houses, 6 miles WNW of Brandon, and 6 miles S of Stoke-Ferry, comprising in its extensive parish 1512 inhabitants, about 9639 acres of assessable land, and about 1200A of open common, on which all the tenants have a right of pasturage and fuel.
The parish includes an extra-parochial place called Feltwell Anchor, where there are 19 inhabitants.
Here are two parish CHURCHES, both of which were thoroughly repaired about 12 years ago. St Mary’s, the largest, has a nave, aisles, chancel, and a massive square tower, with three bells and a clock.
St. Nicholas’ Church is a small pile, on an eminence at the west end of the village, with a tower, round at the base and octangular at the top, and containing five bells. It was nearly destroyed by fire in 1494, when an “indulgence” was granted for its reparation. The rectories are now consolidated in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop of Ely.
The Rev EP Sparke, MA, is the incumbent, and has 177A of glebe, and a commodious residence. The Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.
William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845)

St Mary Feltwell Baptisms PD 432-1 1562-1696

St Mary Feltwell Burials PD 432-1 1562-1696

St Mary Feltwell Marriages PD 432-1 1562-1683

St Nicholas Feltwell Baptisms PD 432-5 1664-1746

St Nicholas Feltwell Burials PD 432-5 1664-1746

St Nicholas Feltwell Marriages PD 432-5 1664-1746

St Nicholas Feltwell Marriages PD 432-7 1756-1812

Further registers for Great Bentley are included in the FreeREG database.