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Hunstanton is on the coast of north west Norfolk, about 13 miles north east of King's Lynn.
It consists of Old Hunstanton (St Mary) and New Hunstanton (St Edmund).


Rhodes, Mary
Hunstanton Born and Bred.
(Reminiscences 1920s-1940s).
[Mary Rhodes, 1996]


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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

St Mary, Old Hunstanton
Church of St Mary, Old Hunstanton
Description, history and pictures.
George, Roland
The History of Hunstanton Parish Church.
[The Church, 1996]
Hodder, John
An Introduction to the Parishes of Old Hunstanton and Ringstead, Norfolk: Colour on walling and traditional masonry.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1991]
Methodist Church
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Walpole, Miriam
A Short History of the Methodist Church, Austin Street, Hunstanton.
Union Church
Union Church
Description, address, etc.
Martin, R.G.
These Hundred Years: a picture of Union Church, Hunstanton, 1870-1970.
[Hunstanton, The Church, 1970s]

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Hunstanton Online
Description, pictures, tourist information, etc.
Beeton's Library
Photographic View Album of Hunstanton.
[Hunstanton, Beeton's Library, 1900s]
Dalby, Terry
Hunstanton Sketchbook: Its buildings past and present.
[Hunstanton, Propetec Publications, 1996]
McLeans Bazaar
McLeans New Album of Hunstanton and Neighbourhood.
[No publication information]
Wilson, Philip
Hunstanton and its Neighbourhood.
[Thew and Son, Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1873]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


The directories and guides below are examples. There are more for other years.
(No author)
Hunstanton Blue Book: street directory and classified trades.
[Hunstanton, Priest Publications, 1968]
[Hunstanton, Norfolk Newspapers and Printing, 1970]
Hunstanton Advancement Association
Hunstanton and Neighbourhood: Official Guide.
[Norwich, Jarrold, Hunstanton Advancement Association, 1926]
Hunstanton Urban District Council
The Official Guide to Hunstanton: Queen of the Norfolk Coast.
[Hunstanton, Hunstanton Publicity Committee, 1957]
Hunstanton Urban District Council
Hunstanton: The ideal family resort.
[Hunstanton Urban District Council, 1965]
[Hunstanton, Witley, 1972]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Arnott, Ken
Hunstanton: The story of a small Norfolk seaside resort, giving a brief history of the town; details of prominent buildings and landmarks; notes on the Le Strange family who were responsible for creating the resort in the middle of the 19th century.
[Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, 2000]
Calvert, E.M.
The History of Hunstanton Lighthouse.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1939]
Cobb, John Storer
History of Hunstanton, Norfolk.
[London, Jarrold and Sons, 1868]
Gore, L.L.
The History of Hunstanton.
[ISBN 0861167996, Bogner Regis, New Horizon, 1983]
Oestmann, Cord
Lordship and community: the Lestrange family and the village of Hunstanton, Norfolk, in the first half of the sixteenth century.
[ISBN 0851153518, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1994]
Stibbons, Theo
The Hunstanton Lifeboats: 1824-1843, 1867-1931, 1979-1984.
[ISBN 0946148082, North Walsham, Poppyland Publishing, 1984]

Land and Property

Hunstanton Household Accounts
List of Documents, 1328-1917.
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The Lodge Hotel, Old Hunstanton: A history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1988]
Great Britain: Statute
Annual Inclosure Act, 1857.
An act to authorize the inclosure of certain lands (including Costessey, Holme-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton and Dersingham, for which provisional inclosure orders were made between 30 October and 4 December 1856) in pursuance of a report of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales: 21st March 1857.
[London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1857]
Hunstanton Cliffs consist of horizontal layers of carstone and red and white chalk, and contain fossils.
Fossils and Geology of Hunstanton
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Town Plan.
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Names, Personal

Le Strange
See Norfolk People and Families

Voting Registers

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July 2002