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Norfolk: Runham

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Runham is about 5 miles W.N.W. of Great Yarmouth.
See also Runham Vauxhall.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Runham Marriages 1538-1812.
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1923 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Runham was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

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Description and Travel

Runham Village pages
Pictures, parish information, etc.
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Historical Geography

Runham is in East Flegg Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Blacksmiths and their smithies at Runham.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2000]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Runham Inclosure Act, 1802.
An act for dividing, allotting, inclosing, draining, and preserving the open fields, marsh lands, fens, commons, and waste grounds, within the parish of Runham, in the county of Norfolk.
[George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Runham Manor House and Runham Hall, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 2001]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 2.
War memorial for World War 2
Pictures of the memorial.
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
1861  84  --396
1891  72  75295
1901  69  69306
1911  --  68304

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.

1851 Census
"The Return for Runham includes two houses, deemed extra-parochial."
1861 Census
"The return for Runham includes a detached part of the parish called "New Runham" or "Vauxhall" (population in 1861 53), immediately adjoining Yarmouth, and on which the terminus of the Norwich and Yarmouth Railway, fish offices, and manure works have been established. It enjoys all the advantages of the town of Yarmouth, while the rates are considerably lower."
"Nowhere, deemed extra-parochial, was returned with Runham parish in 1851; it includes Skeetholme, Foldholme, and Stargap."
1891 Census
"The greater part of this parish is in the County Borough of Great Yarmouth; the entire parish contains 200 inhabited houses and 895 population."
1901 Census
Local Government Act of 1894 "Creating Runham Vauxhall Civil Parish out of the part of Runham Civil parish in Great Yarmouth County Borough."

Voting Registers

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March 2004