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Foulden is about 8 miles S.W. of Swaffham.
The name may also be spelled Fouldon.
See also Foulsham.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Foulden was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Foulden Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Martin, Graham T.
Water on the brain: an autobiography, culminating in the restoration of Foulden Watermill.
[Toft Monks, Fine Publishing, 1990]
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Historical Geography

Foulden is in South Greenhoe hundred.

Land and Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Everett's Farm, Foulden: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1999]
Great Britain: Statute
Foulden Inclosure Act, 1780.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common fields, half year lands, fen lands, lammas meadows, heaths, commons and waste lands, within the parish of Foulden, in the county of Norfolk.


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.

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  57  88376
1811  60  89421
1821  63101467
1831  61101500
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1871  9799490
1881  9899459
1891  9193415
1901  8787406

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

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March 2009