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Norfolk: Hethersett

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Hethersett is about 5 miles S.W. of Norwich.

Archives and Libraries

Hethersett Archive
Documents held by the archive.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Remigius
Minister, services, events, pictures, etc.
Church of St Remigius
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Remigius
Description and pictures.
Church of St Remigius
Services, description, picture, etc.
Hethersett Parochial Church Council
Our heritage for over 800 years.
[Hethersett, 1965]
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
Hethersett Norfolk: The Church of St Remigius and History of the Parish.
[Hethersett, Church of St Remigius]
Hethersett Methodist Church
Minister, services, history, pictures, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Ford, Margaret; and Virgoe, Norma
A Sure Foundation: Two Hundred Years of Hethersett Methodist Church
The history of Methodism in Hethersett.
Hethersett Independent Reformed Baptist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Baptists in Hethersett.

Church Records

Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Extracts from the parish registers
Inoculations in 1795; extract from Mr Wm. Hughes's will; the keeping and contents of registers; and the duty on births, deaths and marriages.
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), Hethersett was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Hethersett Village
News, events, parish council, description, history, etc.
Many links from this Genuki Norfolk page are direct links into relevant pages on this Hethersett Village site.
Hethersett Society Research Group
The Book of Hethersett: A Norfolk Village.
ISBN 1841142034, Halsgrove Community History Series, 2002]
Hughes, Gwen E.
Hethersett in pictures from the past.
[Wymondham, H.G. Stone and Co. (Printers), 1983]
Austen, Eric
All that I was: a village childhood in the thirties.
[ISBN 1874739072, Norwich, Mousehold Press, 1996]
Richardson, Robert C.
Some fell on stony ground. (Autobiography)
[Wymondham, Geo. R. Reeve, 1978]
Hethersett Early Post Mill
Hethersett Great Melton Road Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Hethersett Mill Road Post Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Hethersett Society
Hethersett Heritage: a history, including the buildings and occupants over the centuries.
[Hethersett Society, 2004]
Buildings featured in the booklet.
Hughes, Gwen E.
Hethersett: two hundred years of change.
[Hethersett Society, Wymondham, H.G. Stone, 1983]
Hughes, Gwen E.
Selections from Hethersett History.
[Hethersett Amenity Society, 1977]

Land and Property

Hethersett Hall
Description and history.
Pratt, Blanche
Hethersett Hall: A peep into the past.
[The Author, 1997]
Wood Hall
Description and history.
Longcroft, Adam
Wood Hall, Hethersett: an historical survey.
[ISBN 1873676913, Norwich, Marwood Publishing, 1995]
Arnall, D.C. and Rose, Edwin
History of Myrtle Cottage, Lynch Green, Hethersett, Norfolk.
[Norfolk Landscape Archaeology Unit, 1994]
Great Britain: Statute
Hethersett Inclosure Act, 1798.
An act for dividing, allotting, and enclosing, the common fields, commons, commonable lands, and waste grounds, within the parish of Hethersett, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Map of Hethersett
Coloured map, with sketches of listed buildings.
Based on 1905 OS Map at 25 inches/mile, showing the development of the village up to the 1980s.
[Hethersett Society, 2000]
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

War Memorial
Description, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

De Salis
Memoirs of Frederick August Ludowig Buchholtz De Salis.

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  90150  696
1811  94159  692
1821183186  927
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1901 Census
"Including Lynch Green."


Hethersett School
History of the National School.
Hethersett School in 1900
Entries from the school log books.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
October 2008