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Norfolk: Horsford

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Horsford is about 5 miles N.N.W. of Norwich.
See also Horsham St Faith and Horstead with Stanninghall.


Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
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), Horsford was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Description, history, organisations, pictures, etc.
Horsford Parish Council
Meetings, minutes, councillors, etc.
Horsford All Saints V C Middle School
Horsford: an album of early pictures.
[Norwich, Norfolk County Services, 1990s]
Horsford Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
Horsford Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The Crown Tavern and Restaurant, Horsford: a history.
[Unpublished typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1989]
Horsford Castle
Description, history and pictures.
Horsford Castle
Description, map and picture.
Barrett-Lennard, Thomas
Some account of the Manor or Castle of Horsford.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.15, 1904]
Barrett-Lennard, Thomas
Two hundred years of estate management at Horsford during the 17th and 18th centuries.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.20, 1921]
See Horsham St Faith.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

War Memorial
War Memorial
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families
See Norfolk People and Families

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  59  91470
1811  57  97483
1821  63110512
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.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."
1901 Census
"Including St. Helena."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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December 2014