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Norfolk: Norwich

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Norwich is the county town of Norfolk. It is on the eastern side of the county, being about 20 miles from the north and east coasts and the southern border with Suffolk, and nearly 50 miles from the western border with Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
May 2011


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Censuses from 1841
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

See Church History and Church Records

Church Records

See Church History and 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), the parishes of Norwich were in Norwich Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Norwich Web Sites

Photographs of old Norwich
Photographs from the 1930s onwards - many topics.
Norwich, the Old City
History, pictures, events, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Old Norfolk: Norwich
People, places, churches, history, pictures, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Norwich City Council Pages
History, pictures, churches, businesses, maps, museums, etc.

Aspects of Norwich

This is a selection of the many web pages about Norwich - also explore the web sites above.

Extract from Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary 1842
A description of Norwich in 1842.
Descriptions and pictures.
Yards and Courts
Names, cross references, further links.
Walls and Towers
Descriptions and pictures.
Chapelfield Gardens
History, pictures. etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Description, history and pictures.
This is a link to an archived copy.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Moens, William John Charles
The Walloons and their church at Norwich: their history and registers, 1565-1832.
[Lymington, Huguenot Society of London (1), 1887]
Rickwood, Douglas Lincoln
The Norwich Dutch and Walloon Strangers' Book of Orders, 1564-1643.
Part 1: The Norwich Stranger settlement and its archive: (with special reference to the Origin, Compilation and Purpose of the Dutch and Walloon Strangers' Book of Orders.
Part 2: The text transcribed and edited.
[Norwich, University of East Anglia Thesis, 1989]

Historical Geography

The Norwich parishes are in the County of the City of Norwich.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for the County of the City of Norwich

Jewish History

Lipman, Vivian D.
The Jews of medieval Norwich; with an appendix of Latin documents from the Westminster Abbey Muniment Room; and the Hebrew poems of Meir of Norwich (edited by A.M. Habermann).
[London, Jewish Historical Society of England, 1967]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parishes.
See also Norwich Maps

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


Allthorpe-Guyton, Marjorie and Stevens, John
A happy eye: A school of art in Norwich 1845-1982.
[ISBN 0711700281, Norwich, Jarrold, 1982]
City of Norwich School Archives
Pictures, staff, extracts from school magazine, etc.
History of the Norwich School
Description and history.
Harries, Richard; Cattermole, Paul and Mackintosh, Peter
A history of Norwich School: King Edward VI's Grammar School at Norwich.
[ISBN 0951856111 0951856103, Norwich, Friends of Norwich School, 1991]
Saunders, H.W.
A History of the Norwich Grammar School.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1932]
Norwich High School
Norwich High School, 1875-1950.
[Norwich, Goose Press, 1950?]

Bolingbroke, Leonard George
Schools and scholarship in mediaeval Norwich.
[Norwich, Science Gossip Club, 1908]
Smith, William David
Education and society in Norwich, 1800-1870.
[Norwich, University of East Anglia PhD Thesis, 1978]


Town Records

Mayors, Lord Mayors and Sheriffs, 1835-2010

Voting Registers

Voting Registers - Poll Books, Election Registers, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers