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Norfolk: Fakenham

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Archives and Libraries

Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History
Description, pictures, etc.
Eastern Gas
Fakenham Gasworks.


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Church Directories

Church History

Morison, Ernest Frederick
The story of Fakenham church.
[First published Gloucester: British Publishing Co, 1950]
[ISBN 0950229601, Revised by G.F.S. Gray and Rev. Hugh Buckingham, 1971]

Church Records

Fakenham Marriages 1719-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 6.
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Web Sites

Description, history and pictures.

Other Resources

Lamont, Gerald
Swaffham to Fakenham: a portrait in old picture postcards.
[ISBN 1857700406, Seaford: S.B. Publications, 1993]
Lingwood, Lemmon
The illustrated guide to Wells-next-the-Sea, including Holkham, Walsingham, Fakenham, and Districts: containing full description of Lord Nelson's birthplace.
[London, Jarrold, (18-?)]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Baldwin, Jim
Fakenham: Town on the Wensum.
[Cromer, Poppyland Publishing, 1982]
Baldwin, Jim; and Van Damme, Ellen
Another look at Fakenham: a look at the town in the first thirty years of this century.
[ISBN 0950906018, Fakenham, 1984]
Baldwin, Jim; and Tickle, Alan
Memories of Fakenham Lancaster.
[ISBN 0948899042, Fakenham, 1991]
Fletcher, Elaine
A Norfolk quiverful: Celebrating 100 years of archery in the Fakenham area.
[ISBN 0948400234, Dereham, Larks Press, c1994]
Gray, George F.S.; Morison, Ernest F. and Buckingham, Hugh
The story of Fakenham and its church.
[ISBN 0950229601, Fakenham, 1971]

Land and Property

See Colkirk
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records


Baldwin, Jim
Hard forms and homework: A short history of schools in Fakenham.
[ISBN 0953606406, Fakenham High School and College, c1999]
Eckersley, Stanley
Fakenham Grammar School 1923-1973.
[Fakenham, 1973]

Voting Registers

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December 2001