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Necton is about 4 miles E. of Swaffham.
It is also known as Neeton and Neighton.


Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
All Saints' Church, Necton: Memorial Inscriptions, with plan of church and churchyard, and index.
[Dereham, 1990s]
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
Description, services, history, pictures, etc.
Ray, D.J.
All Saints' Church, Necton.
[Necton, The Church, 1970s]

Church Records

Parish Registers
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Rectors and Vicars
16th-19th centuries.
Payments for Marriages and Funerals
Table of Fees.
Birch, Charles George Roberts
On certain brasses at Necton and Great Cressingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.12, 1895]
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Necton was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Necton Archives
Church, list of rectors, pictures, school, etc.
Bull, Marion
Sketches of Necton.
[Shipdham Press, 2005]
Nichols, Mary
Mother of Necton, a century of Norfolk life.
(Village life in 19th and 20th centuries; Eliza Ong, village nurse and midwife)
[ISBN 1859832172, Breedon, 2000]
Necton Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Necton is in South Greenhoe hundred.


Carthew, George Alfred
A history, topographical, archaeological, genealogical, and biographical, of the parishes of West and East Bradenham, with those of Necton and Holme Hale, in the county of Norfolk, from the Public Records, Court Rolls, Wills, Parish Registers, and private sources.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1883]

Land and Property

Necton Hall
Pictures of the hall.
Great Britain: Statute
Necton Inclosure Act, 1815.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Necton, otherwise Neighton, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

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  90143  663
1811108160  719
1821183192  867
1831193216  996
1841197  --  991
1851208  --1020
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861216  --948
1911  --160660

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.

1901 Census
"Including Ivy Todd."

Voting Registers

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February 2009