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Norfolk: Rackheath

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Rackheath is about 4 miles N.E. of Norwich.


Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of the Holy Trinity
Services, etc.
Church of the Holy Trinity
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Rackheath Parish Registers 1645-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, The Parish Registers of Norfolk Monograph Series, 1984]
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), Rackheath was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Rackheath Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Rackheath is in Taverham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Taverham Hundred
Description of Taverham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Watts, W.P.S.
History of the Parish of Rackheath, 1066-1997.
[Salhouse, 1997]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Rackheath Airfield
Description, history and pictures.
RAF Rackheath and USAAF Station 145
Description and picture.
RAF Rackheath
Airfield Information Exchange: Message forum.
Bodle, Peter; and Watts, Perry
The 467th Bomb Group in Norfolk: A pictorial history of the USAAF's 467th Bombardment Group at Rackheath, during WWII.
[ISBN 9780956180339, Stoke Ferry, Liberator Publishing, 2010]
Healy, Allan
The 467th Bombardment Group, September 1943 - June 1945.
[ISBN 9781424332670, 467th Book Group, 5th edition, 2008]
Janton, Robin C.
The two squadrons that were one: The story of the 859th Bombardment Squadron (heavy), North Pickenham, England, May to August 1944, which became the 788th Bombardment Squadron (heavy), Rackheath, England, August 1944 to June 1945.
[Nelsonville Ohio, Tribune Quality Printing, 2003]
Kibble-White, David H.
The Rackheath Aggies: A tribute to the 467th Heavy Bombardment Group American Eighth Air Force.
[ISBN 1852970677, Norwich, Erskine Press, 2001]
Kibble-White, David H.
Rackheath Airfield.
[ISBN 1904514014, GMS Enterprises, Airfield focus no 55, 2002]

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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
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
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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January 2015