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Norfolk Hundreds - 1929 Norfolk Poor Law Unions - 1929 Norfolk Registration Districts - 1929
Norwich Photographs Norfolk Description - 1929 Lynn Advertiser 1881-1900 - Names

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Poor Law Unions with Parishes - 1929

The following is a list of the several poor law unions, with the parishes contained in them:-

AYLSHAM UNION.
Alby-with Thwaite Irmingland
Aylsham Itteringham
Banningham Lamas with Little Hauthois
Barningham Little Mannington
Belaugh Marsham
Bickling Oulton
Brampton Oxnead
Burgh-next-Aylsham Reepham-with-Kerdiston
Buxton Sall
Calthorpe Saxthorpe
Cawston Scottow
Colby Skeyton
Coltishall Stratton Strawless
Corpusty Swanton Abbot
Erpingham Themelthorpe
Foulsham Thurning
Guestwick Tuttington
Hacklford-by-Reepham Whitwell
Hauthois (Great) Wickmere
Hevingham Wolterton
Heydon Wood Dalling
Hindolveston Wood Norton
Ingworth ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Aylsham
BLOFIELD UNION.
Acle Moulton St. Mary
Beighton Plumstead (Great)
Blofield Plumstead (Little)
Brundall Postwick
Buckenham Or Buckenham Ferry Ranworth-with-Panxworth
Burlingham St Andrew Reedham
Burlingham St Edmund Southwood
Burlingham St Peter Strumpshaw
Cantley Thorpe St. Andrew
Fishley Tunstall
Freethorpe Upton with Fishley
Halvergate Walsham (South)
Hasingham Wickhampton
Hemblington Witton
Limpenhoe Woodbastwick.
Lingwood ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Lingwood
DEPWADE UNION.
Alburgh Needham
Ashwellthorpe Pulham St. Mary Magdalen
Aslacton Pulham St. Mary-the-Virgin
Billingford Redenhall-with-Harleston
Bressingham Roydon
Brockdish Rushall
Bunwell Scole
Burston Shelfanger
Carleton Rode Shelton
Denton Shimpling
Dickleburgh-with-Lamgmere Starston
Diss Stratton St.Mary
Earsham Stratton St.Michael
Fersfield Tacolneston
Forncett St. Mary Tasburgh
Forncett St. Peter Tharston
Fritton Thelveton
Fundenhall Thorpe Abbotts
Gissing Thorpe Parva
Great Moulton Tibenham
Hapton Tivetshall St. Margaret
Hardwick Tivetshall St. Mary
Hempnall Wacton
Morningthorpe Winfarthing
Moulton St. Michael Wortwell
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Pulham St. Mary Magdalen.
DOCKING UNION.
Anmer Fring
Bagthorpe Heacham
Barmer Holme-next-the-Sea
Barwick Houghton
Bircham (Great) Hunstanton
Bircham Newton Hunstanton (New)
Bircham Tofts Ingoldisthorpe
Brancaster Ringstead
Broomsthorpe Rudham (East)
Burnham Deepdale Rudham (West)
Burnham Market Sedgeford
Burnham Norton Shernborne
Burnham Overy Snettisham
Burnham Thorpe Stanhoe
Choseley Syderstone
Creake (North) Thornham
Creake (South) Titchwell
Dersingham Waterden
Docking ~
DOWNHAM UNION.
Barton Bendish Southery
Bexwell Stoke Ferry
Boughton Stow Bardolph
Crimplesham Stradsett
Denver Tottenhill
Dereham (West) Wallington-with-Thorpland
Downham Market Watlington
Downham (West) Welney
Fincham Welney (West)
Fordham Wereham
Hilgay Wiggenhall St. Germans
Holme-next-Runcton Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen
Marham Wiggenhall St. Mary the Virgin
Roxham Wiggenhall St. Peter
Runcton (South) Wimbotsham
Ryston Wormegay
Shouldham Wretton
Shouldham Thorpe ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Downham Market.
ERPINGHAM UNION .
Aldborough Knapton
Antingham Letheringsett
Aylmerton Matlaske
Baconsthorpe Metton
Barningham Norwood Mundesley
Barningham Winter or Town Northrepps
Beckham (East) Overstrand
Beckham (West) Plumstead
Beeston Regis Roughton
Bessingham Runton
Bodham Salthouse
Briston Sheringham
Cley-next-the-Sea Sheringham (Upper)
Cromer Sidestrand
Edgefield Southrepps
Felbrigg Stody
Gimingham Suffield
Glandford with Bayfield Sustead
Gresham Thornage
Gunton Thorpe Market
Hanworth Thurgarton
Hempstead Trimingham
Holt Trunch
Hunworth Weybourne
Kelling ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of West Beckham.
EAST AND WEST FLEGG INCORPORATION.
Ashby Ormesby St. Michael
Billockby Repps-with-Bastwick
Burgh St. Margaret Rollesby
Caister (East) Runham
Caister (West) Runham (Vauxhall)
Clippesby Somerton (East)
East Somerton Somerton (West)
Filby Stokesby-with-Herringby
Hemsby Thrigby
Martham Thurne
Mautby Winterton.
Ormesby St. Margaret-with Scratby ~
FOREHOE UNION.
Barford Hackford
Barnham Broom Hingham
Bawburgh Kimberley
Bowthorpe Marlingford
Brandon Parva Morley St. Botolph
Carleton Forehoe Morley St. Peter
Colton Runhall
Costessey or Cossey Welbourne
Coston Wicklewood
Crownthorpe Wramplingham
Deopham Wymondham
Easton ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Wicklewood.
FREEBRIDGE LYNN UNION.
Acre (West) Massingham (Great)
Ashwicken Massingham (Little)
Babingley Middleton
Bawsey Mintlyn
Bilney (West) Newton (West)
Castle Acre Pentney
Castle Rising Roydon
Congham Runcton (North)
Flitcham-with-Appleton Sandringham
Gayton Setchey
Gayton Thorpe Walton (East)
Gaywood Winch (East)
Grimston Winch (West)
Harpley Wolferton
Hillington Wootton (North)
Leziate Wootton (South)
Lynn (North) ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Gayton.
HENSTEAD UNION.
Arminghall Kirby Bedon
Bixley Markshall, or Mattishall Heath
Bracon Ash Melton (Great)
Bramerton Melton (Little)
Caistor St.Edmund's Mulbarton
Carleton (East) Newton Flotman
Colney Poringland
Cringleford Rockland St. Mary
Dunston Saxlingham Nethergate
Flordon Shottesham All Saints
Framingham Earl Shottesham St. Mary
Framingham Pigot Stoke Holy Cross
Hethel Surlingham
Hethersett Swainsthorpe
Holverston Swardeston
Intwood Trowse Newton
Keswick Whitlingham
Ketteringham Wreningham.
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Swainsthorpe.
KINGS LYNN UNION.
King's Lynn (St Margaret) West Lynn
South Lynn ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of South Lynn.
LODDON AND CLAVERING UNION.
Aldeby Howe
Alpington Kirby Cane
Ashby St. Mary Kirstead
Bedingham Langley
Bergh Apton or Burgh Apton Loddon
Brooke Mundham
Broome Norton Subcourse
Burgh St. Peter Raveningham
Carleton St. Peter Seething
Chedgrave Sisland
Claxton Stockton
Ditchingham Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe
Ellingham Thurlton
Geldeston Thurton
Gillingham Thwaite St. Mary
Haddiscoe Toft Monks
Hales Topcroft
Hardley Wheatacre
Heckingham Woodton
Hedenham Yelverton.
Hellington ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Heckingham.
MITFORD AND LAUNDITCH UNION.
Bawdeswell Litcham
Beeston-with-Little Bittering Longham
Beetley Lyng
Billingford Mattishall
Bilney (East) Mattishall Burgh
Bintree Mileham
Brisley Oxwick-with-Pattesley
Bylaugh Reymerston
Colkirk Rougham
Cranworth Scarning
Dereham (East) Shipdham
Dunham (Great) Southburgh
Dunham (Little) Sparham
Elmham (North) Stanfield
Elsing Swanton Morley
Foxley Thuxton
Fransham (Great) Tittleshall-cum-Godwick
Fransham (Little) Tuddenham (East)
Garvestone Tuddenham (North)
Gateley Twyford
Gressenhall Weasenham All Saints
Guist Weasenham St. Peter
Hardingham Wellingham
Hockering Wendling
Hoe Westfield
Horningtoft Whinburgh
Kempston Whissonsett
Letton Wood Rising
Lexham (East) Worthing
Lexham (West) Yaxham.
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Gressenhall.
NORWICH INCORPORATION.
Norwich Parish
ST. FAITH'S UNION.
Alderford Horsham St. Faith-with-Newton St. Faith
Attlebridge Horstead with Stanninghall
Beeston St. Andrew Morton-on-the-Hill
Booton Rackheath
Brandiston Ringland
Catton Salhouse
Crostwick Spixworth
Drayton Sprowston
Felthorpe Swannington
Frettenham Taverham
Hainford Weston Longville
Haveringland Witchingham (Great)
Hellesdon Witchingham (Little)
Honingham Wroxham.
Horsford ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Horsham St Faith-with-Newton St. Faith.
SMALLBURGH UNION.
Ashmanhaugh Lessingham
Bacton Ludham
Barton Turf Neatishead
Beeston St. Lawrence Palling
Bradfield Paston
Brumstead Potter Heigham
Catfield Ridlington
Crostwight Ruston (East)
Dilham Sco-Ruston, or South Ruston
Edingthorpe Sloley
Felmingham Smallburgh
Happisburgh Stalham
Hempstead with Eccles Sutton
Hickling Swafield
Honing Tunstead
Horning Walcot
Horsey Walsham (North)
Hoveton St. John Waxham
Hoveton St. Peter Westwick
Ingham Witton
Irstead Worstead
SWAFFHAM UNION.
Ashill Ickburgh
Beechamwell Langford
Bodney Narborough
Bradenham (East) Narford
Bradenham (West) Necton
Buckenham near Tofts, or Buckenham Parva Newton-by-Castleacre
Caldecote Oxborough
Cockley Cley Pickenham (North)
Colveston Pickenham (South)
Cressingham (Great) Saham Toney
Cressingham (Little) Shingham
Didlington South Acre
Foulden Sporle-with-Palgrave
Gooderstone Stanford
Hilborough Swaffham
Holme Hale Threxton
Houghton-on-the-Hill  
THETFORD UNION.
Norfolk:-
Blo' Norton Lynford
Brettenham Methwold
Bridgham Mundford
Cranwich Northwold
Croxton Riddlesworth
Feltwell Rushford
Feltwell Anchor Santon
Garboldisham Snarehill (Great & Little)
Gasthorpe Sturston
Harling (East) Thetford
Harling (West) Tofts (West)
Hockwold-cum-Wilton Weeting
Kilverstone Wretham (East)
Lopham (North) Wretham (West)
Lopham (South) ~
Suffolk:-
Barnham Honington
Barningham Hopton
Brandon Knettishall
Coney Weston Market Weston
Euston Santon Downham
Fakenham Magna Sapiston
Hepworth Thelnetham
Poor Law Institution in the parish of St. Mary, Thetford
WALSINGHAM UNION.
Alethorpe Quarles
Bale Raynham (East),or Rainham St. Mary
Barney Raynham (South ), or Rainham St. Martin
Barsham (East) Raynham (West), or Rainham St. Margaret
Barsham (North) Ryburgh (Great)
Barsham (West) Ryburgh (Little)
Binham Saxlingham
Blakeney Sculthorpe
Briningham Sharrington
Brinton Shereford
Cockthorpe Snoring (Great)
Duntom-cum-Doughton Snoring (Little)
Egmere Stibbard
Fakenham Stiffkey
Field Dalling Swanton Novers
Fulmodeston-cum-Croxton Tatterford
Gunthorpe Tattersett
Helhoughton Testerton
Hempton Thursford
Hindringham Toftrees
Holkham Walsingham (Great)
Houghton St. Giles Walsingham (Little)
Kettlestone Warham All Saints
Langham Warham St. Mary
Melton Constable Wells-next-the-Sea
Morston Wighton
Pensthorpe Wiveton
Pudding Norton ~
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Great Snoring.
WAYLAND UNION.
Attleborough Larling
Banham Merton
Besthorpe Ovington
Breckles Quidenham
Buckenham (New) Rockland All Saints & St. Andrew
Buckenham (Old) Rockland St. Peter
Carbrooke Roudham
Caston Scoulton
Ellingham (Great) Shropham
Ellingham (Little) Snetterton
Griston Stow Bedon
Hargham Thompson
Hockham Tottington
Illington Watton
Kenninghall Wilby
Poor Law Institution in the parish of Attelborough.
YARMOUTH.
Great Yarmouth & Gorlestone County Borough
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Hundreds - 1929

The following list is taken from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk - 1929 and is a direct translation of the hundreds with the parishes contained in them:

Norfolk Hundreds Parishes
Blofield Blofield, Bradeston, Brundall, Buckenham, Burlingham St. Andrew, Burlingham St. Edmund, Burlingham St. Peter, Cantley, Freethorpe, Great Plumstead, Hasingham, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Little Plumstead, Postwick, Southwood, Strumpshaw, Thorpe St. Andrew (Thorpe-next-Norwich), Witton.
Brothercross Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy, Burnham Sutton-cum-Burnham Ulph, Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Westgate, North Creake, South Creake, Waterden.
Clackclose Barton Bendish, Beechamwell, Bexwell, Boughton, Crimplesham, Denver, Downham Market, Fincham, Fordham, Hilgay, Holme-next-Runcton, Marham, Outwell, Redmore, Roxham, Ryston, Shingham, Shouldham, Shouldham-Thorpe, South Runcton, Southery, Stoke Ferry, Stow Bardolph, Stradsett, Tottenhill, Wallington-cum-Thorpland, Watlington, Welney, Wereham, West Dereham, Wimbotsham, Wormegay, Wretton.
Clavering Aldeby, Brooke, Burgh Apton, Burgh St. Peter, Ellingham, Geldeston, Gillingham, Haddiscoe, Hales, Heckingham, Howe, Kirby Cane, Norton Subcourse, Raveningham, Stacton, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, Thurlton, Toft Monks, Wheatacre All Saints.
Depwade Ashwellthorpe, Aslacton, Bunwell, Carleton Rode, Forncett St. Mary, Forncett St. Peter, Fritton, Fundenhall, Great Moulton, Hapton, Hardwick, Hempnall, Morningthorpe, Shelton, Stratton St.Mary, Stratton St.Michael, Tacolnestone, Tasburgh, Tharston, Tibenham, Wacton.
Diss Bressingham, Burston, Dickleburgh, Diss, Fersfield, Frenze, Gissing, Roydon, Scole, Shelfanger, Shimpling, Thelveton (or Thelton), Thorpe Parva, Tivetshall St. Margaret, Tivetshall St. Mary, Winfarthing.
Earsham Alburgh, Billingford, Brockdish, Denton, Earsham, Needham, Pulham St. Mary Magdalen (or Pulham Market), Pulham St. Mary-the-Virgin, Redenhall with Harleston, Rushall, Starston, Thorpe Abbotts, Wortwell.
North Erpingham Aldborough, Antingham, Aylmerton, Barningham-Norwood, Barningham Town (or Barningham-Winter), Beeston Regis, Bessingham, Cromer, East Beckham, Fellbrigg, Gimingham, Gresham, Gunton, Hanworth, Knapton, Matlaske, Metton, Mundesley,North Repps, Overstrand, Plumstead, Roughton, Runton, Sheringham, Sidestrand, South Repps, Suffield, Sustead, Thorpe Market, Thurgarton, Trimingham, Trunch.
South Erpingham Alby, Aylsham, Baconsthorpe, Banningham, Banningham Parva, Belaugh, Blicking, Booton, Brampton, Burgh, Buxton, Calthorpe, Cawston, Colby, Coltishall, Corpusty, Erpingham, Hautbois Magna, Hevingham, Heydon, Ingworth, Irmingland, Itteringham, Lamas with Little Hautbois, Mannington, Marsham, Oulton, Oxnead, Saxthorpe, Scottow, Skeyton, Stratton Strawless, Swanton Abbot, Thwaite, Tuttington, West Beckham, Wickmere, Wolterton.
Eynesford Alderford, Bawdeswell, Billingford, Bintree, Brandistone, Bylaugh, Elsing, Foulsham, Foxley, Great Witchingham, Guestwick, Guist, Hackford-by-Reepham, Haveringland, Hindolveston, Kerdiston, Little Witchingham, Lyng, Morton-on-the-Hill, Reepham, Ringland, Sall, Sparham, Swannington, Thelmelthorpe, Thurning, Twyford, Weston Longville, Whitwell, Wood Dalling, Wood Norton.
East Flegg Caister-next-Yarmouth, Filby, Mautby, Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby St. Michael, Runham, Scratby, Stokesby-with-Herringby, Thrigby.
West Flegg Ashby, Billockby, Burgh St. Margaret & St. Mary, Clippesby, East Somerton, Hemsby, Martham, Oby, Repps-with-Bastwick, Rollesby, Thurne, West Somerton, Winterton.
Forehoe Barford, Barnham Broom, Bawburgh, Bowthorpe, Brandon Parva, Carleton Forehoe, Colton, Costessey or Cossey, Coston, Crownthorpe, Deopham, Easton, Hackford, Hingham, Honingham, Kimberley, Marlingford, Morley St. Botolph, Morley St. Peter, Runhall, Welborne, Wicklewood, Wramplingham, Wymondham.
Freebridge-Lynn Anmer, Ashwicken, Babingley, Bawsey, Castle Acre, Castle Rising, Congham, Dersingham, East Walton, East Winch, Flitcham-cum-Appleton, Gayton, Gayton Thorpe, Gaywood, Great Massingham, Grimston, Harpley, Hillington, Leziate, Little Massingham, Middleton, Mintlyn, North Runcton, North Wootton, Pentney, Roydon, Sandringham, Setchey, South Wootton, West Bilney, West Newton, West Winch, West Acre, Wolferton.
Freebridge Marsh Land Clenchwarton, Emneth, Islington, St Edmund (North Lynn), St. Peter (West Lynn), Terrington St. Clement, Terrington St. John, Tilney All Saints, Tilney St. Lawrence, Walpole St. Peter, Walsoken, West Walton, Wiggenhall St. Germans,Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen, Wiggenhall St. Mary-the-Virgin, Wiggenhall St. Peter.
Gallow Bagthorpe, Barmer, Broomsthorpe, Dunton-cum-Doughton, East Barsham, East Rainham (or Rainham St. Mary), East Rudham, Fakenham (or Fakenham Lancaster), Fulmodeston-cum-Croxton, Great Ryburgh, Helhoughton, Hempton, Kettlestone, Little Ryburgh, Little Snoring, New Houghton, North Barsham, Pensthorpe, Pudding Norton, Sculthorpe, Shereford, South Rainham (or Rainham St. Martin), Stibbard, Syderstone, Tatterford, Tattersett, Testerton, Toftrees, West Barsham, West Rainham (or Rainham St. Margaret), West Rudham.
North Greenhoe Barney, Binham, Cockthorpe, Egmere, Field Dalling, Great Snoring, Great Walsingham, Hindringham, Holkham, Houghton-in-the-Hole, Little Walsingham, Stiffkey, Thursford, Warham All Saints, Warham St. Mary, Wells-next-the-Sea, Wighton.
South Greenhoe Bodney, Caldecote, Cockley-Cley, Didlington, East Bradenham, Foulden, Gooderstone, Great Cressingham, Hilborough, Holme Hale, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Langford, Little Cressingham, Narburgh, Narford, Necton, Newton-by-Castleacre, North Pickenham, Oxborough, South Pickenham, Southacre, Sporle-with-Palgrave, Swaffham, West Bradenham.
Grimshoe Buckenham near Tofts (or Buckenham Parva), Colveston, Cranwich, Croxton, Feltwell, Hockwold-cum-Wilton, Igborough, Lynford, Methwold, Mundford, Northwold, Santon, Stanford, Sturston, Weeting, West Tofts.
Guiltcross Banham, Blo' Norton, East Harling, Garboldisham, Gasthorpe, Kenninghall, North Lopham, Quiddenham, Riddlesworth, South Lopham, West Harling.
Hambleyard Bracon Ash, Colney, Cringleford, Dunston, East Carlton, Flordon, Hethel, Hethersett, Intwood, Keswick, Ketteringham, Markshall, Melton Magna, Melton Parva, Mulbarton, Newton Flotman, Swainsthorpe, Swardeston, Wreningham.
Happing Brumstead, Catfield, East Ruston, Happisburgh (or Hasbro'), Hempstead, Hickling, Horsey-next-the-Sea, Ingham, Lessingham, Palling-near-the-Sea, Potter Heigham, Stalham, Sutton, Walcott, Waxham.
Henstead Arminghall, Bixley, Bremerton, Caistor St.Edmunds, Framingham Earl, Framingham Pigot, Holverstone, Kirby Bedon, Poringland, Rockland St. Mary, Saxlingham Nethergate, Shotesham All Saints, Shotesham St. Mary, Stoke Holy Cross, Surlingham, Trowse Newton, Whitlingham, Yelverton.
Holt Bale (or Bathley), Bayfield, Blakeney, Bodham, Briningham, Brinton, Briston, Cley-next-the-Sea, Edgefield, Glandford, Gunthorpe, Hempstead, Holt, Hunworth, Kelling, Langham, Letheringsett, Melton Constable-with-Burgh Parva, Morston, Salthouse, Saxlingham, Sharrington, Stody, Swanton Novers, Shornage, Weybourne, Wiveton.
Launditch Beeston All Saints, Beetley, Brisley, Colkirk, East Bilney, East Dereham (part of), East Lexham, Gateley, Great Dunham, Great Fransham, Gressenhall, Hoe, Horningtoft, Kempston, Litcham, Little Bittering, Little Dunham, Little Fransham, Longham, Mileham, North Elmham, Oxwick, Pattesley, Rougham, Scarning, Stanfield, Swanton Morley, Tittleshall, Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham St. Peter, Wellingham, Wendling, West Lexham, Whissonsett, Worthing.
Loddon Alpington, Ashby, Bedingham, Broome, Carleton St. Peter, Chedgrave, Claxton, Ditchingham, Hardley, Hedenham, Hellington, Kirstead, Langley, Loddon, Mundham, Seething, Sisland, Thurton, Thwaite St. Mary, Topcroft, Woodton.
Mitford Cranworth, East Dereham (part of), East Tuddenham, Garvestone, Hardingham, Hockering, Letton, Mattishall, Mattishall Burgh, North Tuddenham, Reymerston, Shipdham, South Burgh, Thuxton, Westfield, Whinbergh, Wood Rising, Yaxham.
Shropham Attleborough , Besthorpe, Brettenham, Bridgham, East Wretham, Eccles, Great Ellingham, Hargham, Hockham, Illington, Kilverstone, Larling, New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, Rockland All Saints and St. Andrew, Roudham, Shropham, Snetterton, West Wretham, Wilby.
Smithdon Barwick, Bircham Newton, Bircham Tofts, Brancaster, Docking, Fring, Great Bircham, Great Ringstead, Heacham, Holm-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton, New Hunstanton, Ingoldisthorpe, Sedgeford, Shernborne, Snettisham, Stanhoe, Thornham, Titchwell.
Taverham Attlebridge , Beeston St. Andrew, Catton, Crostwick, Drayton, Felthorpe, Frettenham, Hainford, Hellesdon (part of), Horsford, Horsham St. Faith, Horstead-with-Stanninghall, Newton St. Faith, Rackheath, Salhouse, Spixworth, Sprowston, Taverham, Wroxham.
Tunstead Ashmanhaugh , Bacton, Barton Turf, Beeston St. Lawrence, Bradfield, Crostwight, Dilham, Edingthorpe, Felmingham, Honing, Horning, Hoveton St. John, Hoveton St. Peter, Irstead, Ludham, Neatishead, North Walsham, Paston, Ridlington, Sco-Ruston (or South Ruston), Sloley, Smallburgh, Swafield, Tunstead, Westwick, Witton, Worstead.
Walsham Acle, Beighton, Fishley, Halvergate, Hemblington, Moulton, Ranworth-with-Panxworth, Reedham, South Walsham St. Lawrence, South Walsham St. Mary, Tunstall, Upton, Wickhampton, Woodbastwick.
Wayland Ashill, Breckles, Carbrooke, Caston, Griston, Hockham, Little Ellingham, Merton, Ovington, Rockland St. Peter, Saham Toney, Scoulton, Stow-Bedon, Thompson, Threxton, Tottington, Watton.
Norwich City and County of the City Norwich parish.
Borough of King's Lynn All Saints', South Lynn, King's Lynn St. Margaret.
Borough of Thetford Thetford St. Cuthbert, Thetford St. Mary, Thetford St. Peter.
Borough of Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth.
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Registration Districts - 1929

The Registration districts were:-

No. Name. Acres Population in 1921
219 Great Yarmouth 3,554 60,115
220 Flegg 29,035 10,896
221 Smallburgh 66,883 18,060
222 Erpingham 64,157 28,097
223 Aylsham 69,341 16,345
224 St. Faith's 49,933 10,917
225 Norwich 7,896 120,661
226 Forehoe 38,528 11,305
227 Henstead 42,380 9,901
228 Blofield 45,785 12,410
229 Loddon 60,273 12,135
230 Depwade 83,416 22,502
231 Wayland 68,774 13,121
232 Mitford 107,684 23,606
233 Walsingham 82,666 18,863
234 Docking 88,450 21,400
235 Freebridge Lynn 75,075 11,685
236 King's Lynn 4,705 20,875
237 Downham 82,933 17,002
238 Swaffham 82,148 10,150
239 Thetford 138,729 19,747
Norwich Photographs
Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Elm Hill

This extract is from "Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk 1929".
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Windmill in the Downham Market area.
Windmill in the
Downham Market area
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NORFOLK is a seacoast county, in the East of England. on the shores of the North Sea, close to the Great Wash ; it took its name from the East English settlers, who called their people in these parts the "North folk," now Norfolk, and in the southern parts of their kingdom "South folk," now Suffolk. The county is an egg shape, the ends lying east and west; the northern half being bound by the Wash and the North Sea, with a small part to the west joining Cambridgeshire. The boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk is the river Waveney, from its mouth at Yarmouth, south-westerly, to near its spring, and then by the Thet, or Little Ouse, flowing north-westerly. From Cambridgeshire, Norfolk is divided by the Nene. The greatest length is 67 miles and the greatest breadth 43. The area is 1,315,064 acres, the boundary having been altered by the addition, for administration purposes, of Gorleston, from Suffolk, with 2,166 acres, and 1,817 from Welney, Cambs., and the transfer of 1,925 acres, part of Central Wingland, to Lincolnshire, and 23 acres of Brandon to Suffolk; it is the fourth shire in size, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Devonshire larger. The population was in 1801, 273,479; in 1811, 291,947; in 1821, 344,368; in 1831, 390,654; in 1841, 412,664; in 1851, 442,714; in 1861, 434,798; in 1871, 438,656; in 1881, 444,749; in 1891, 468,287 and in 1901, 476,553.

The population in 1911 of the county and county boroughs of Norwich and Great Yarmouth was 499,116, and in 1921, 504,293, viz.:- Males, 239,697; females, 264,596.

Norfolk seems it have been first occupied by an Iberian race, afterwards by Britons, and then by Belgi; in Csar's it was held by the powerful tribe of the Iceni, who were finally subdued by the Romans; afterwards it was settled by several commonwealths of the East English, who seemed to have been of the same clans or tribes as those who settled in Middlesex and Surrey.

The duchy of Norfolk has for a long time been held by the house of Howard, who descend from the several ancient princes who inherited the earldom and duchy. The Duke of Norfolk still exercises a peculiar and permanent jurisdiction over his large domains in this county, and appoints two coroners for his liberties.

The county is very level, containing no prominent elevations, while the coast only rises into cliffs of any height at Hunstanton and Cromer. Chalk forms the foundation of nearly the whole county, but except in the west it is covered by beds of clay so that it can only be reached in deep wells and borings.

On the west, the Cambridgeshire border is very low, and much of the land is fen, belonging to the Bedford Level. This part is watered by the Great Ouse and the Nene, and is drained by many fen dykes. in the parish of Hilgay, near Downham, is a pumping station and dam, constructed near Hunt's sluice for the Feltwell and Methwold drainage commissioners and opened in 1884 : from these works about 100 tons of water per minute can be pumped into the river Ouse. At Ten Mile Bank are two powerful centrifugal pumps, owned by the Littleport and Downham drainage commissioners, working in connection with an engine nine miles distant, in the Isle of Ely; these together drain 30,000 acres, emptying water into the River Ouse at the rate of about 130 tons a minute; at Denver is a sluice, in connection with the Hundred Feet river, to carry off the flood waters from 800,000 acres of land; this sluice is under the joint control of the South Level commissioners and the Denver Sluice commissioners. Wisbech, the port for the extreme western portion of this county, is in Cambridgeshire, on the Nene; Lynn, on the Great Ouse and the navigable Nar, close to the wash, is the great port for the western parts of the county and all the neighbouring fen lands. The interior of the county is intersected by spreading streams, which water a wide district and flow to the sea at Yarmouth, where in former times was a great estuary, now filled up. These rivers are the Bure, the Ant, the Wensum, passing Norwich, the Yare and the Waveney; near the sea they expand into large pools, called broads or meres, forming excellent preserves for fishing, which are a peculiar characteristic of this county. In the south-west the county is watered by the Thet, the Little Ouse and the Wissey, feeders of the Great Ouse. About a mile east of South Lopham, in the fen or low lands, is Lopham Gate, where there are two springs, from which flow the Little Ouse and Waveney; the former takes a course through Thetford, Brandon and Lynn, and the latter flows to Yarmouth, and both divide the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The northern shore has no large rivers. Hunstanton, Burnham, Blakeney, Cley, Cromer and Wells are small ports, fishing towns or bathing places; there are also landing and shipping places at Brancaster Staithe, Mundesley, and some other places; the shore is thickly set with fishing stations. Yarmouth is one of the chief towns in England for the herring and other fisheries, which are carried on all along the Norfolk coast. Yarmouth is a popular bathing place and the port of the manufacturing district of Norwich. Lowestoft harbour, in Suffolk, serves the south-eastern corner of the county.

The names of the Norfolk rivers - the Ouse, the Nene, the Nar, the Thet, the Glavan, the Thurn, the Bure, the Yare, the Waveney, the Wensum, the Exe, the Ant - are mostly Euskardian or Iberian, while those of the towns and hamlets are English, except in the east, where they are generally Danish; the population was largely mixed with the latter race, and the dialect differs from that of the other English by the frequent adoption of Danish words, accents and pronunciations.

The Great Ouse, Nene, Wissey, Little Ouse and Nar are navigable, as are also the Yare, Bure, Ant, Thurn, Wensum and Waveney. There are no canal works of importance, except dykes in the fens.

In the North Sea the flood tide wave enters from the Atlantic Ocean between the coast of Norway and the British Isles, and passing through various channels enters the Pentland Firth, on quitting which it divides into two branches, of which the western swells along the Scottish and English coasts, making high water in all their rivers and harbours successively until it arrives in the Thames. Near the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts the streams of tide run nearly parallel to the shore : off Wells the flood runs to the eastward till 9 o'clock, or three hours after high water on the shore; 4 miles off Cromer, and the same distance off Hasborough, the flood stream runs alongshore to the southward till 10h. 15m. or 1h. 45m. before high water at Harwich, and the ebb in a contrary direction. At 2½ miles off Lowestoft the flood stream continues to run to the S.S.W. till 1h. 30m. before high water at Harwich, and at Orfordness till about high water at Harwich; the flood setting W.S.W. and the ebb E.N.E.

Time of High Water at Full and Change Days at the principal places on the Coast of Norfolk, arranged according to the apparent progress of the Tide Wave, with the rise of the tide at Neaps and Springs.*

Place

High Water,
Full & Change

Rise

Springs

Neaps

h.

m.

ft.

ft.

Lynn Deep. Long Sand 6 0 23 16¼
Lynn Deep. Lynn Road     23¼  
Lynn Deep. Lynn     22½  
Wells Bar 6 20 18  
Wells 7 0 12  
Blakeney Bar 6 30 15  
Blakeney     9  
Cley      
Cromer 7 0 14¾ 11
Leman Shoal 6 0    
Ower 6 30    
Hammond Knoll 7 40    
Winterton Ness 8 25
Yarmouth Roads 9 15 6
Yarmouth Haven, Brush    
Yarmouth Bridge     5 4

* By the rise of the tide is meant its vertical rise above the mean low-water mark level of spring tide.

The climate of Norfolk is on the average decidedly dry. Observations of the amount of rainfall are taken at over 50 stations in the county. The average rainfall may be taken at 23½ inches yearly, i.e. 2,350 tons of rain-water on every acre in the county in the course of an ordinary year. The average rainfall for the whole of England is about 36 inches yearly. In 1878, however, the rainfall at Norwich was 31½ inches, or 35 per cent. above the average. The cold, dry easterly winds which blow in winter and spring form a marked feature in the meteorology of Norfolk. They owe their nature to the great extent of the land - the plains of North Germany and Russia - which these winds have passed over before coming to this country, their brief passage over the North Sea not having been sufficient to mitigate their piercing character. There can be no doubt that the extensive planting of trees, which have been a marked feature in the cultivation of Norfolk during recent years, will exercise a favourable influence on the climate, both in increasing the rainfall and diminishing the evil effects of cold winds.

The soil of Norfolk is of a very varied character; that of the north and west may be said to be sandy, while loams and clays predominate in the centre and east. If left in a natural condition, much of the ground would be poor and light; but the Norfolk farmers have long been famous for their skill in agriculture, and by mixing the soils, by digging clays and marls, and adding these to the sandy soils, together with a liberal use of manure, they have rendered this county among the most fertile and fruitful in England. The Norfolk system of husbandry is the four-course, i.e. wheat, then root crop, then barley, then clover or mixed seed ley : on the heavy land the crop of barley every eighth year is followed by beans or peas, then wheat, and so on, so that the hay crop comes once in eight years.

The mineral productions of Norfolk, according to the Mines Department Report and Statistics for 1927, consist of chalk, of which 9,291 tons were raised in 1927; chert and flint, 45,045 tons; clay, 20,879 tons; gravel and sand, 216,654 tons; moulding and pig-bed sand, 7,124 tons and sandstone, 404 tons.

The produce of Norfolk consists of wheat and other cereals, fruit and cider, turnips, mangold-wurtzel, flax seeds; horses, oxen, sheep, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, game and butter. The fisheries are of vast importance : mackerel, cod, soles, turbot, lobsters and crabs are caught, but the herring fishery is that for which this county is famous. Yarmouth, the head quarters, has a large fleet of smacks engaged. The Season is from September to end of November; many persons are employed on shore in the curing of this for the supply of distant markets. The manufactures are bombazine, silk crape, silk, woollen and linen fabrics, gloves, boots and shoes (principally at Norwich), coarse pottery and tobacco pipes. The exports of most of these are large. There is also some shipbuilding.

Railways. - The London and North Eastern railway serves the larger portion of the county, the Great Eastern section main line from Ely, entering the county a little south of Brandon, passes by Thetford, Roudham Junction, Wymondham, Norwich (Thorpe station), Brundall and Acle to Yarmouth direct; from Brundall is a line to Reedham, where it branches to Yarmouth to the north-east and Lowestoft to the south-east; from Roudham Junction is a branch line to Watton, Swaffham and Lynn; from Wymondham is a branch through Dereham and Fakenham to Wells. Besides the main line already mentioned three other branches enter from the south, viz., from Bury St. Edmunds to Thetford, Ipswich via Haughley direct to Norwich and Ipswich via Beccles to Yarmouth, and these two latter lines are connected by that from Tivetshall junction to Lowestoft; the main line is connected with that from Haughley by a short branch from Wymondham to Forncett. From the Norwich terminus a line goes north to Cromer, throwing off a branch at Wroxham through Reepham to the Wells line; a line from east Dereham to Swaffham connects the Wymondham and Roudham branch lines and another line from Ely, entering the county at Hilgay, passes through Denver (with a branch to Stoke Ferry), Lynn, Heacham (with a branch line to Hunstanton) to Burnham Market and Wells, where it connects with the Dereham and Fakenham line, having previously connected with Wisbech at Magdalen road.

The Midland and Great Northern joint railway stretches throughout Norfolk. Its extreme eastern limit is Lowestoft, whence through Yarmouth and the Norfolk Broads it serves Norwich, Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley and other "Poppyland" resorts, proceeding onward through Fakenham to King's Lynn and Wisbech on its way to Peterborough, Spalding and Bourne, at which points connection is made with the London and North Eastern and London, Midland and Scottish railways.

Norfolk is in the South Eastern circuit; the county and assize town is Norwich; quarter sessions are holden at Norwich, and by adjournment also at Swaffham, Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn and Thetford have separate courts of quarter sessions, and the county is divided into 24 petty sessional divisions, viz. - Blofield and Walsham (sittings at Blofield), Clackclose (sittings at Downham), Depwade (sittings at Long Stratton), Diss (sittings at Diss), Earsham (sittings at Harleston), North Erpingham (sittings at Cromer), South Erpingham (sittings at Aylsham), Eynsford (sittings at Reepham), East and West Flegg (sittings at Rollesby), Forehoe (sittings at Wymondham), Freebridge Lynn (sittings at Grimston), Freebridge Marshland (sittings at Terrington), Gallow (sittings at Fakenham), North Greenhoe (sittings at Little Walsingham), South Greenhoe (sittings at Swaffham), Grimshoe (sittings at Methwold), Guiltcross and Shropham (sittings at East Harling), Holt (sittings at Holt), Loddon and Clavering (sittings at Loddon), Mitford and Launditch (sittings at Dereham), Smithdon and Brothercross (sittings at Docking and Hunstanton), Taverham (sittings at Norwich), Tunstead and Happing (sittings at North Walsham) and Wayland (sittings at Watton).

County Courts are held at Aylsham, Downham Market, east Dereham, Fakenham, Harleston, Holt, King's Lynn, North Walsham, Norwich, Swaffham, Thetford, Wymondham and Great Yarmouth, all in Circuit No. 32. King's Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth have jurisdiction in Bankruptcy, and King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth have also jurisdiction in Admiralty.

Norfolk includes the county of the city of Norwich, and contains 700 civil parishes, and is in the province of Canterbury, diocese of Norwich and Ely. Norwich diocese is divided into the archdeaconries of Lynn, Norfolk and Norwich. Lynn archdeaconry is sub-divided into the rural deaneries of Breccles, Brisley, Burnham, Elmham, Heacham, Holt, Lynn, Rising, Swaffham, Thetford and Walsingham. Norfolk archdeaconry is sub-divided into the rural deaneries of Brooke, Depwade, Harling, Hingham, Humbleyard, Loddon, Lothingland, Mitford, Redenhall and Rockland. Norwich archdeaconry is sub-divided into the rural deaneries of Blofield, Flegg, Ingworth, Norwich, Repps, Sparham, Taverham, Tunstead and Waxham.

The parishes in Ely diocese are in the archdeaconry of Wisbech and rural deaneries of Fincham, Feltwell and Lynn Marshland.

This county is remarkable for the number of churches that have entirely disappeared or are in more or less ruinous condition; of these we herewith give a list, and particulars will be found under each place:- Alprington, Anthingham, Ashby near Yarmouth, Attleborough, Babingley, Barwick, Barton Bendish, Bawsey, Bayfield, East Beckham, Beeston St. Andrew, Billockby, Bowthorpe, Buckenham Tofts, Burgh near Yarmouth, Burnham Sutton, Caldecote, East Carleton, Cley-next-Sea, Colveston, Little Cressingham, Eccles-by-Sea, Egmere, Flitcham, Foulden, Garboldisham, Gasthorpe, Gillingham, Glandford, Hackford-next-Reepham, Hargham, Hautbois, Hindolveston, Holverstone, Irmingland, Keswick, Letton, Leziatte, Lynford, Lynn (North), Mannington, Markshall, Mintlyn, Oby near Yarmouth, Ormesby, Overstrand, Pattesley, Pensthorpe, Pudding Norton, Quarles, Raynham West, Ringstead Parva, Rockland St. Margaret, Roudham, Roxham, Ryburgh (Little), Saxingham Thorpe, Shotesham, Somerton East, Stiffkey, Struston, Testerton, Thorpe Parva, Tunstall, Wallington, Waxham, Weeting, Whitlingham, Wolterton, Wretham West.

The municipal boroughs are:-

 

1921 population

Norwich City (County Borough)

120,661

Great Yarmouth (County Borough)

60,700

King's Lynn

19,975

Thetford

4,706

Other towns are Cromer, population in 1921, 5,436; East Dereham, 5,661; Diss, 3,513; Downham, 2,342; New Hunstanton, 4,289; Swaffham, 2,913; North Walsham, 4,155; Wells-next-Sea, 2,649.

The population of the parliamentary boroughs in 1921 was:- Great Yarmouth, 60,700; Norwich, 120,653.

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