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Norfolk: West Dereham

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West Dereham is about 12 miles S. of King's Lynn.
See also East Dereham.


Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions of memorials in the church, the war memorial, and gravestones in the churchyard.
This is a link to an archived copy.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Minister, services, church guide, location, pictures, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures of the stained glass windows.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), West Dereham was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

West Dereham Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Wissey Valley Web Pages
Including Wereham, Wretton, West Dereham, Boughton, Stoke Ferry and Whittington in the Wissey Valley in West Norfolk.
Pictures of West Dereham
Old postcards and new photographs.
West Dereham Post Mill
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Shaw, Christopher
Denver, Downham Market and Bexwell, Welney, West Dereham: a brief history for local and family historians.
[Printed by Spindrift Print and Publishing, Series: Downham Market and around Book 2, 2009]

Land and Property

See Stoke Ferry
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

War Memorial
World War 1.
War Memorial
World War 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
1801  55  85449
1811  58  89428
1821  67  99520
1831  75111496
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.


West Dereham Heritage Group
Meetings, etc.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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June 2015