Thorpe Abbotts

All Saints, Thorpe Abbotts

THORPE ABBOTS, 5 miles WSW of Harleston, has in its parish 281 souls, and 1123 acres of land, anciently held by the abbots of Bury St Edmund, and now belonging to several owners, the largest of whom are the Rev E Holland, (lord of the manor,) and the wife of Edw Bridgman, Esq, owner of the Hall estate. The Cornwallis family were formerly lords of the manor. The CHURCH (All Saints,) has a tower, half round and half octangular. The benefice is a discharged rectory, valued in the King’s Book at £6, and now having a yearly rent of £335, awarded in 1838, in lieu of tithes. JP Reade, Esq, is patron, and the Rev Wm Wallace, BA, is the incumbent, and has lately built a neat parsonage house.
William White  History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845)

Thorpe Abbotts Baptisms PD 277-1 1560-1695

Thorpe Abbotts Burials PD 277-1 1560-1695

Thorpe Abbotts Marriages PD 277-1 1560-1695

Further registers for Thorpe Abbotts are included in the FreeREG database.

  • Thorpe Abbotts was part of the Earsham Hundred
  • History of Thorpe Abbotts