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Norfolk: Quidenham

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Quidenham is about 7 miles N.W. of Diss.
The name may also be spelled Quiddenham.


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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Minister, services, etc.
Garnier, Edward Southwell
In a village church: the Church of St Andrew, Quidenham.
[Norwich, Goose and Son, 1927]

Carmelite Convent
Description, history and pictures of the Carmelites and of Quidenham, including Quidenham Hall.

Church Records

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 1902 (and for the censuses of 1851 to 1901), Quidenham was in Guiltcross Registration District.

This district was abolished on 1st April 1902 and, from then until 1930, Quidenham was in Wayland Registration District for civil registration.

Description and Travel

The Carmelites of Quidenham
Quidenham through the ages.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


Historical Geography

Quidenham is in Guiltcross hundred.


Street map of Eccles, Quidenham and Wilby
Roads, buildings, etc.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Guiltcross 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
18311218  84
184117--  83
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
"GUILTCROSS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes of this District is attributed partly to the migration of labourers to towns and manufacturing districts. In some parishes it has also been consequent upon the failure of hand-loom hemp-cloth weaving."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 160, 35 were in 2 large establishments or institutions.

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September 2009