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Norfolk: Overstrand

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Overstrand is about 2 miles E.S.E. of Cromer.
See also Sidestrand.
Poppyland is the area around Overstrand and Sidestrand.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Overstrand.
See Trunch
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

No author
St Martin's Church, Overstrand.
[London, Home Words, 1975]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1725-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Overstrand was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Overstrand Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
This is the area around Overstrand and Sidestrand.
Battersea, Lady Constance
Reminiscences (of Overstrand and the Rothschild family).
[London, Macmillan, 1923]
Knights, Mark
The illustrated guide to Cromer and neighbourhood: including Runton, Sherringham, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Mundesley, Northrepps, Bacton, Bromholm, and the Broads; revised to the present time by Mark Knights.
[London, Jarrold, 1880s]
Rothery, Constance
The Poppyland Flyer: the story of the railway line from Cromer to North Walsham, 1906-1953: calling at: Cromer Links - Overstrand - Sidestrand Halt -Trimmingham and Paston and Knapton - Mundesley.
[Norfolk, 1984]
Stibbons, Peter; and Cleveland, David
Poppyland: Strands of Norfolk History.
[ISBN 0946148171, Poppyland Publishing, 1985]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Overstrand is in North Erpingham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
Description of North Erpingham 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

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


Anderson, Verily
Let's have a school. Overstrand Belfry School, 1830-1980.
[Overstrand Belfry School, 1980]

Voting Registers

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December 2007