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Holt is about 21 miles N.N.W. of Norwich.
It is also the name of the hundred and the deanery, so a reference to Holt could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Holt.
See Thornage
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Church Directories

Church History

(No author)
The Wesleyan Conference v. Cozens-Hardy and others.
A report of the proceedings in Chancery against the trustees and mortgagees of two Wesleyan chapels at Holt, in the county of Norfolk, before Vice-Chancellor Lord Cranworth, at Westminster Hall, April 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th, and May 7th, 1851; with an introduction by W. Cozens-Hardy, showing the origin, progress, and termination of the suit.
[London, John Kaye and Co., 1852]
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
Holt Church (St Andrew), Norfolk.
[London, Home Words, 1956]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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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), Holt was in Erpingham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Description, history and pictures.
Bunn, Rhoda
Holt and District: a portrait in old picture postcards.
[ISBN 1870708385, S.B. Publications, 1990]
Harrod, Mrs W. (editor)
Official guide to Holt and district, Norfolk. Designed and published by the Holt and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
[Holt, Rounce and Wortley, (19--)]
MacKeown, Martin
Holt and its environs.
[Harnser, 1981]
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Historical Geography

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


(No author)
An account of the festival at Holt, given in commemoration of the happy return of peace, on the twelfth of August, 1814.
[Holt, J. Shalders, 1814]
Brooks, Peter
Holt: historical market town.
[ISBN 0946148015, Poppyland, 1982]
Hales, Jane
Ninety years in one house.
[ISBN 0948400471, Larks Press, 1996]
Hales, Jane
One thing and another.
[Wisbech, Veal, 1982]
Hales, Jane
Three centuries at Holt. Published for the Holt Society.
[Hunstanton, Priests Publications, 1968]
Radford, Lewis Bostock
History of Holt: a brief study of parish, church and school.
[Holt, Rounce and Wortley, 1908]

Land and Property

See Letheringsett
Parker, Graham
A History of Holt Hall - up to 1946.
(Including the families of Briggs, Hobart, De Nerford, Pemberton, Rogers, De Roos, Tomlinson and Vaux).
[Norfolk Education Authority, c1990]
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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


Gresham's School
History, pictures, etc.
Lee, Peter John
A catalogue of the Foundation Library: (with notes and an historical introduction).
[Holt, Gresham's School, 1965]
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton and Douglas, A.B.
Gresham's School, history and register, 1555-1954.
[Ipswich, 1955]
Simpson, James Herbert
Schoolmaster's Harvest: some findings of fifty years, 1894-1944.
(Gresham's School, including index).
[London, Faber and Faber, 1954]
Smart, Sue
When Heroes Die: a forgotten archive reveals the last days of the schoolfriends who died for Britain.
(Pupils of Gresham's School who died in World War 1, including index).
[ISBN 1859832563, Breedon, 2001]

Voting Registers

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April 2002