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Norfolk: Kelling

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Kelling is about 3 miles N. of Holt.
It is also known as Low Kelling and as Lower Kelling.
It included the hamlet of High Kelling which, with parts of Bodham and Holt, became a civil parish in 1987.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Kelling.
See Thornage
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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description, services, pictures, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

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), Kelling was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

High Kelling Society, History Group
The Birth of a Village: A history of High Kelling.
[Holt, High Kelling Society, 2000]
Kelling Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


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Historical Geography

Kelling 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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Salthouse and Kelling Inclosure Act, 1780.
An act for extinguishing all rights of sheepwalk, common and shackage, in and over the common fields, and half year lands, lying within the parishes of Salthouse and Kelling, in the county of Norfolk, and for dividing and allotting certain warrens, heaths, commons, waste grounds and commonable lands, within the said parishes; and for other purposes therin mentioned.
Great Britain: Statute
Annual inclosure act, 1850.
An act to authorize the inclosure of certain lands (including Runhall, Salthouse, Kelling and Litcham) in pursuance of a special report of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales: 14 August 1850.
[London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Medical History

Simeons, Charles
Kelling Hospital Centenary Book.
[ISBN 1904006205, Dereham, Larks Press for Friends of Kelling, 2004]
Slator, James
Kelling Hospital: The first sanatorium for working men.
[ISBN 0948400900, Dereham, Larks Press, 2000]

Military Records

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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
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.

1911 Census
Out of the population of 398, 128 were in 3 large establishments or institutions.


Coleman, Jill
Kelling School, 1877-1977: A look back.
[Printed by W.H. Hutchins, 1977]

Voting Registers

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January 2009