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Norfolk: Drayton

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Drayton is about 4 miles N.W. of Norwich.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Minister, services, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Minister, services, etc.
Husenbeth, Frederick Charles
Mural Paintings at Drayton.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.3, 1849/1852]

Drayton Methodist Church
Minister, address, services, picture, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1846.
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), Drayton was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Drayton, Taverham and Thorpe Marriott
Description, history, events, churches, pictures, businesses, etc.
Checkland, Madeline A.
Something about Drayton.
[Drayton, Drayton Church Council, 1970]
Checkland, Madeline A.
More about Drayton.
[Drayton, 1985]
Drayton Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Drayton Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Drayton is in Taverham hundred.

Land and Property

Barnes, Harold Douglas
Drayton Lodge.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.29, 1946]
Inclosure
See Hellesdon
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

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

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
18013451244
18113454269
18216770283
18316969349
184169--372
185191--472
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861  95--451
1871  99  99446
1881  95100408
1891103103420
1901119119486
1911--140514

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 Census
"In Drayton an increase of population has been caused by an influx of labourers employed at the paper-mills in the adjoining Parish of Taverham, where there are few cottages."
1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."

Voting Registers

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October 2009