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Fordham is about 14 miles S. of King's Lynn.
Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked
as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- Langley, Stan L.; and Shingles, Derek
- Memorial Inscriptions: Church of St Mary, Fordham, Norfolk.
[Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, West Norfolk Branch, 1991]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses
- In 1883 the parish was in the
Deanery of Fincham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both
before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
Nearby Churches of all denominations.
- Church of St Mary
- Description and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Farrow, Charles W.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
- Fordham Parish Registers, 1576-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Baptisms 1813-1880
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's
For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837
and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Fordham was in
Downham Registration District.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration
Description and Travel
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel
- Pictures of Fordham
- Old postcards and new photographs.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
Fordham is in Clackclose Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
- Description of Clackclose Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- Description, history, people, pictures, etc, of Fordham
- and other parishes near Downham Market.
- Shaw, Christopher
- Fordham, Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank, Little Ouse, Ryston and Roxham,
Southery: a brief history for local and family historians.
[Spindrift Print and Publishing, Series: Downham Market and around:
Book 1, 2009]
Land and Property
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property
- Drainage Acts
- See Stoke Ferry
- Modern and Historical Maps
- Maps of the parish.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records
- Roll of Honour for Denver, including Fordham, Ryston, Roxham
- World Wars 1 and 2.
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
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.
See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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