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Edgefield is about 3 miles S. of Holt.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Edgefield.
See Thornage
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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description, picture, services, etc.
Cotton, Simon and Tricker, Roy
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Edgefield.
[Holt, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1970s]
Marcon, Canon W.H., Rector of Edgefield.
The Reminiscences of a Norfolk Parson.
[Holt, Rounce and Wortley, 1934]
Former Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures of the ruins.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1730-1812, Marriages 1730-1812 and Burials 1730-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Bishop's Transcripts
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Edgefield was in Erpingham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Edgefield Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Edgefield Post Mill
Description, history and maps.
Edgefield Early Post Mill
Description and history.
Edgefield Smock Mill
Description and history.
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Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (48): Edgefield.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1812.
Great Britain: Statute
Edgefield Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Edgefield, in the county of Norfolk: 5th May 1812.
[London, Luke Hansard and Sons, printers, 1812]
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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
"The decrease of population in the parish of Edgefield is attributed to the removal of a number of labourers who were employed in 1851 in clearing a large wood."
1901 Census
"Including Edgefield Green."

Voting Registers

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January 2009