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Norfolk: Blo Norton

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Blo Norton is about 7 miles W. of Diss.
The name may also be spelled Blo' Norton, Blo-Norton, Blow Norton and Blonorton.
It is also known as Norton Bell'eau.
See also Blofield.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1902 (and for the censuses of 1851 to 1901), Blo Norton was in Guiltcross Registration District.

This district was abolished on 1st April 1902 and, from then until 1930, Blo Norton was in Thetford Registration District for civil registration.

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Description and Travel

Blo Norton Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, etc.
Blo Norton Post Mill
Description and history.
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Historical Geography

Blo Norton is in Guiltcross Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Guiltcross Hundred
Description of Guiltcross Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Blo Norton Hall
Description, history and pictures.
Duleep Singh, Frederick, Prince
An account of Blo Norton Hall, otherwise the Manor House of Brome Hall in Blo Norton.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.18, 1914]
Great Britain: Statute
Blo Norton Inclosure Act, 1820.
An act for inclosing lands within the parish of Blo Norton, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1820]
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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1861 Census
"GUILTCROSS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes of this District is attributed partly to the migration of labourers to towns and manufacturing districts. In some parishes it has also been consequent upon the failure of hand-loom hemp-cloth weaving."

Voting Registers

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August 2009