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Norfolk: Fersfield

For more information about this parish see Norfolk Parish Links.
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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Fersfield is about 4 miles N.W. of Diss.

Cemeteries

See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Bryant, Thomas Hugh
Norfolk churches: Fersfield.
[Undated]

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Fersfield, 1565-1741.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Marriages
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 1902 (and for the censuses of 1851 to 1901), Fersfield was in Guiltcross Registration District.

This district was abolished on 1st April 1902 and, from then until 1930, Fersfield was in Depwade Registration District for civil registration.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Bressingham and Fersfield
Parish council, organisations, news, pictures, etc.
Fersfield Post Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Fersfield is in Diss hundred.

Land and Property

Inclosure
See Bressingham
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

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

Military History

RAF Fersfield
Description, history and pictures.

Military Records

War Memorial
World War 1.
This is a link to an archived copy.

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
18013653267
18114052297
18214055325
18316365292
184162--295
185152--285
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186163--295
18715859266
18816062288
18915656256
19015555219
1911--55261

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
"GUILTCROSS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes of this District is attributed partly to the migration of labourers to towns and manufacturing districts. In some parishes it has also been consequent upon the failure of hand-loom hemp-cloth weaving."
1901 Census
"Including Fersfield Common."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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August 2009