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Neatishead is about 11 miles N.E. of Norwich.
The name may be pronounced as Neatshead.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Tunstead (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Neatishead.
See Ashmanhaugh
Neatishead Baptist Church
Burials and gravestones.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, parish magazine, etc.
Neatishead Baptist Church
Description, history, services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1671-1900, Banns 1754-1812,1823-1900, Marriages 1754-1837 and Burials 1676-1900.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Neatishead Baptist Church
Births 1801-1837.
Neatishead Baptist Church
Burials and gravestones.
Edmonds, Jenifer A.
Norfolk Non-Conformist Burials, 1700s-1800s.
Neatishead Particular Baptists (1801-1837).
See Great Ellingham
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), Neatishead was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Neatishead was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Dennes, Alice
A Look at Neatishead.
[Neatishead, 1999]
Neatishead Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, pictures, etc.
Neatishead Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Neatishead Post Mill
Description and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Neatishead is in Tunstead Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Tunstead Hundred
Description of Tunstead 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 History

RAF Neatishead Air Defence Radar Museum
Description, exhibitions, history, pictures, etc.
Bullers, R.F.
Royal Air Force Neatishead 50 years on, 1941-1991: "We guard the skies".
[Tri Service Magazines, 1991]

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
1811  86123532
1821  98130576
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
"TUNSTEAD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Tunstead District, which forms the "Tunstead and Happing Incorporation" for the support of the poor, is attributed to emigration and the migration of young persons to other parts."
1901 Census
"Including Butcher's Common, Cangate Common, and Three-hammer Common."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 518, 17 were in 2 large establishments or institutions.


Neatishead, Irstead and Barton Turf Community Heritage Group
Projects, membership, etc.

Voting Registers

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April 2015