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Harleston is about 9 miles E.N.E. of Diss.
The name may also be found as Harlestone.
It is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell.
White's Directory of Norfolk for 1845 says "Harleston is a chapelry, and Wortwell a township, both in Redenhall parish."
See also Redenhall. and Wortwell.


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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary (in Redenhall)
Description and pictures.
Church of St John the Baptist
Description and pictures.
Catholic Chapel of St Thomas More
Description and pictures.
Harleston Methodist Church
Address, minister, etc.
Killick, Stanley E.
The Congregational churches of Harleston Wortwell Denton and Alburgh: a short history.
[Ramsgate, Kent, The Church Publishers, 1967?]
Tilbrook, Iris
Harleston Methodist History, 1827-1996.
(no author)
The Parish of Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell, illustrated church history and guide (St Mary, Redenhall and St John the Baptist, Harleston).
[Harleston, Harleston Press, 1980]

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Harleston was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Harleston Heritage Group
Whatever happened to Muskett's? Shopping in Harleston, 1851-2001.
Harleston Heritage Group, 2004]
Kennett, Helen
Some Postcards of Edwardian Harleston.
[Harleston, ecollectit, 2005]
Kennett, Helen
Some Postcards of Georgian (George V) Harleston.
[Harleston, ecollectit, 2005]
Peskett, Victor
A Stroll round Harleston.
[Harleston, 1985]
Riches, Roy
Harleston - A guide to present day Harleston and some aspects of the history of the district.
[Harleston, Brian Jakes, 1980]
Taylor, Sid
Harleston Cameo: Reminiscences of a Norfolk Man.
[Candler Publications, 1992]
Thomas, Chris
Harleston Hosiery Factory.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "The Journal of Norfolk Industrial Archaeology, vol.II, no.5, 1980]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


Harleston and District Historical Society
A Brief History of the Harleston and District Historical Society.
[Harleston, 1990s]
Harleston Farmers' Club
Reports of the Harleston Farmers' Club, from its establishment in 1838 to 1849.
[Harleston, H. Cann, 1850]

Voting Registers

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October 2005