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Norfolk: Gooderstone

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Gooderstone is about 6 miles S.W. of Swaffham.
The name may also be spelled Gooderston.
It is also known as Goodson.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St George
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Church of St George
Services, etc.
Ring, Gerald
St George's Church, Gooderstone: a brief guide and history.
[Gooderstone, The Church, 1980s]

Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: Gooderstone, 1563-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, monograph series no.23, 1987]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
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), Gooderstone was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Gooderstone Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Gooderstone Chalkrow Lane Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Gooderstone Mill Drove Post Mill
Description and history.
Gooderstone Quarry Post Mill
Description and history.
Gooderstone Street Tower Mill
Description and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

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Historical Geography

Gooderstone is in South Greenhoe hundred.

Land and Property

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Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

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
1801  4456292
1811  4970351
1821  5186439
1831  9699476
1841105--500
1851129--613
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861121--571
1871122131530
1881106106487
1891  98  98394
1901  85  85292
1911--  88296

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