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Ranworth is about 10 miles E.N.E.of Norwich.
It is also known as Ranworth with Panxworth.
See also Panxworth.


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Church Directories

Church History

The Church of St Helen has a famous 15th century painted rood screen.
Church of St Helen
Description and pictures.
Everard, E.D.
Visitor's Guide to Ranworth Church.
[Ranworth, The Church, 1970s]
Mockridge, Patricia
The Parish Church of St Helen's, Ranworth: the cathedral of the broads.
[Ranworth, The Church, 2003]
Church of St Helen
Description, pictures, etc of the screen.
Hart, Richard
Description of the Engraving from the Ranworth Screen.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.1, 1847]
Morant, Alfred W.; and Le Strange, John
Notices of the Church at Ranworth.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Miscellaneous Papers", 1867]
Strange, Edward F.
The Rood-Screen of Ranworth Church.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1902]
Winter, C.J.W
Illustrations of the Rood-Screen at Ranworth.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Miscellaneous Papers", 1867]
Kellehar, Cecil
The Ranworth Story: as told by Brother Pacificus in Son et Lumiere.
[ISBN 0952570424, Salhouse, David Benham Print and Publishing, 1996]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1559-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 3.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Dinner at the House of Matthias Kerrison
This was recorded in the parish register.
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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), Ranworth was in Blofield Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Description and pictures.
Norfolk Naturalists Trust
Ranworth Nature Reserve.
[Norwich, Norfolk Naturalist Trust, 1990s]
Ranworth, and Malthouse Broad
Description, pictures, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


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Historical Geography

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


Enraght, H.J.
Ranworth: a village and church on the Broads.
[Norwich, 1988]

Land and Property

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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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January 2008