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Norfolk: Downham West

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Downham West is about 16 miles S. of King's Lynn.
It is also known as West Downham.
It is a civil parish (not an ecclesiastical parish), created in 1896 from the western, rural, part of Downham Market.
It contained only a small hamlet called Salter's Lode.
See also Denver, Downham Market, Stow Bardolph and Wimbotsham.


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Church Directories

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 1896 and 1930 (and for the census in 1901), Downham West was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Downham West and Salter's Lode
Description and history.
Salter's Lode Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Downham West 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

Land and Property

See 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


Salter's Lode
Salter's Lode School Log book 1936-1959.
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Voting Registers

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October 2015