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Norfolk: Freethorpe

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Freethorpe is about 7 miles W. of Great Yarmouth.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Minister, location, services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Pictures of the church.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Freethorpe was in Blofield Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Hutchinson, Sheila
Freethorpe Past and Present.
[ISBN 0954168384, Norwich, 2011]
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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (55): Freethorpe, Limpenhoe and Reedham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1840.
Great Britain: Statute
Freethorpe, Limpenhoe and Reedham Inclosure Act, 1840.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Freethorpe, Limpenhoe, and Reedham, in the county of Norfolk, 3rd April 1840.
[London, George Edward Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861  94---425
1881  97  98400
1891  97  97416
1901  96  98411
1911---  97380

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.

1851 and 1861 Censuses
"Parts of the following Parishes in the South Walsham Subdistrict, are situate in the Marshes at distances varying from two to seven miles from the respective villages: South Walsham St. Lawrence, Upton, Acle, Halvergate, Tunstall, Wickhampton, Freethorpe, and Reedham."
1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parish of Freethorpe is attributed partly to the migration of young persons and partly to emigration."
1901 Census
"Including Freethorpe Common."

Voting Registers

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July 2011