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Norfolk: Filby

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Filby is about 5 miles N.W. of Great Yarmouth.
See also Wilby.


Church of All Saints
Transcriptions of gravestones in the churchyard.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, picture, etc.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Picture of the church.

Tooke, Colin S.; and Saul, Joan
Filby Dissenters Chapel, 1705-1940.
Filby Unitarian Chapel
Description, history and pictures of the site.
Tooke, Colin S.
Filby Unitarian Chapel.
[Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society, in "Yarmouth Archaeology", 1995]

Church Records

Baptisms, marriages and burials
Search the Flegg Island web pages.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1561-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 7.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
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), Filby was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Filby Village
Events, parish council, newsletter, organisations, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Filby is in East Flegg hundred.


Skelton, Philip N.
Historical Notes on the Manors of Filby, Norfolk.
[Norfolk, King's Lynn, Filby Association, 1975]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Filby Inclosure Act, 1802.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the open fields, commons, doles, and waste grounds, within the parish of Filby in the county of Norfolk.


Faden's Map of Norfolk 1797
Extract, showing Filby.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Flegg Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

War Memorial
World Wars 1 and 2.

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families

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
1801  58  78332
1811  64  84367
1821  71101424
1841120  --553
1851117  --531
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861120  --517
1911  --137532

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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July 2009