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Norfolk: Melton Constable

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Melton Constable is about 4 miles S.W. of Holt.
It is united with Burgh Parva.
See also Great Melton and Little Melton.


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


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Melton Constable was in Erpingham Registration District.

In 1869 it was transferred to Walsingham Registration District for civil registration until 1930, and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Melton Constable Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, meetings, etc.
Bunn, Rhoda
Melton Constable, Briston and district: A portrait in old picture postcards.
[ISBN 1870708636, S.B. Publications, 1991]
Bunn, Rhoda
Melton Constable, Briston and district: A further portrait in old picture postcards.
[ISBN 1904136133, Wymondham, 1990s?]
Vaughan, Adrian
Melton Constable: Notes on its development and social life.
[Unpublished manuscript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2000?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Melton Constable 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

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Names, Personal

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

In 1783, the parishes of Brinton, Melton Constable and Burgh Parva united to form a Gilbert Union and the workhouse was in this parish. In 1869 the three parishes became part of the Walsingham Union, and the workhouse was at Great Snoring.

Brinton Incorporation
Parishes in the incorporation, etc.
Brinton Incorporation and Workhouse
Description and pictures.


Howells, E.B
Melton Constable Secondary School: Golden jubilee, 1913-1963: A historical sketch.
[The School, 1963]

Voting Registers

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May 2007