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Norfolk: Acle

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Acle is about 11 miles E. of Norwich.
It includes "Nowhere" and Damgate.


Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Acle.
See Swafield
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

See Norfolk Parish Links: Church History

Church Records

Acle Marriages 1664-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Acle was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Acle Society
A Guide to Acle.
[Acle Society, 1986]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Acle is in Walsham Hundred.
Nowhere, an area of salt marshes near Great Yarmouth, is a detached portion of the parish.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Walsham Hundred
Description of Walsham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Grint, Brian S.
An Acle Chronicle.
[ISBN 0946148392, North Walsham, Poppyland Publishing, 1989]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Acle Inclosure Act, 1797.
An act for dividing, allotting and inclosing the arable lands, intermixed pastures, commons and waste grounds within the parish of Acle, in the county of Norfolk.
Surveyors' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1820-1821, and 1826.
Surveyors' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for road repairs, materials, tools, etc.
1820-1822, and 1827-1836.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


See Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

For War Memorials and Rolls of Honour
see Norfolk Parish Links
Basey, Chris
Acle Book of Remembrance.
Not just names in stone: The lives and times of the men who died in two World Wars and are commemorated on the Acle War Memorial.
[Acle, Acle Branch of the Royal British Legion, 2003]
Basey, Chris
Just a job that we had to do!
World War Two stories told by Acle people.
[Acle, Acle Veterans Project, 2005]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1841177  --864
1851180  --816
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861197  --926
1911  --237942

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1851 and 1861 Censuses
"Parts of the following Parishes in the South Walsham Subdistrict, are situate in the Marshes at distances varying from two to seven miles from the respective villages: South Walsham St. Lawrence, Upton, Acle, Halvergate, Tunstall, Wickhampton, Freethorpe, and Reedham."
1901 Census
"Including Damgate."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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