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Norfolk: Acle

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Acle is about 11 miles E. of Norwich.

Cemeteries

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

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Edmund, King and Martyr
Description, pictures, services, etc.
Church of St Edmund, King and Martyr
Description and pictures.
Acle Church
The Parish Church of St Edmund, King and Martyr, Acle.
[Norwich, Rigby Printing, 1970s]

Methodist Church
Address, minister, picture, etc.
Methodist Church
Services and picture.

Church Records

Acle Marriages 1664-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1831-1832.
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 Village
News, events, organisations, history, pictures, parish council, etc.
Acle Society
A Guide to Acle.
[Acle Society, 1986]
Acle Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Acle Post Mill
Description and history.
Acle Marsh Farm Drainage Mill
Description and picture.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

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.

History

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.
[1797]
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.

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Blofield Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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]

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801114114600
1811124124671
1821136139698
1831159174820
1841177  --864
1851180  --816
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861197  --926
1871204204930
1881207216915
1891212213933
1901206209846
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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November 2008