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Norfolk: Blofield

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Blofield is about 7 miles E. of Norwich.
It is also the name of the hundred, the deanery, the civil registration district, and the poor law union, so a reference to Blofield could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew and St Peter
Services, description, pictures, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew and St Peter
Description, services, location, etc.

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1772-1773, 1790-1792, 1809-1811, 1819, and 1825-1826.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1772-1790, and 1819-1825.
Collections for special appeals, disasters, relief of suffering, etc.
1826: Church bell
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), Blofield was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Blofield Parish Council
History, description, pictures, parish council, etc.
Pilch, Barbara
The Book of Blofield and Hemblington, parishes portrayed.
[ISBN 1841145041, Halsgrove, 2006]
Blofield Field Post Mill
Blofield Lingwood Road Post Mill
Description and history.
Blofield Heath Smock Mill
Blofield Heath Tower Mill
Description, history and picture.
Blofield Heath Women's Institute
The Handbook.
[Blofield Heath W.I., 1996]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Blofield and Hemblington Inclosure act, 1801.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the open fields, commons, and waste grounds, within the parishes of Blofield and Hemblington, in the county of Norfolk.
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Turret House, Blofield, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1996]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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
1801130152  657
1811169174  807
1821201202  979
1841228  --1112
1851254  --1173
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861265  --1155
1911  --2811105

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.

1901 Census
"Including Blofield Corner, and part of Hemblington Corner."
[The other part of Hemblington Corner was included with Hemblington].

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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December 2008