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Norfolk: Runton

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Runton is about 2 miles W. of Cromer.
It contains the villages of East Runton and West Runton.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Runton.
See Trunch


Church Directories

Church History

Church of the Holy Trinity at West Runton
Description and pictures.
Church of the Holy Trinity at West Runton
Location, events, etc.
Matthews, F.H. and Creasey, John
Runton Parish Church of the Holy Trinity - a Brief History.

Church of St Andrew at East Runton
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew at East Runton
Location, etc.

East Runton Methodist Church
Address, services, picture, etc.
West Runton Methodist Church
Address, minister, services, picture, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Runton was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

East and West Runton
Parish council, churches, organisations, etc.
East and West Runton
Pictures, map, 1851 census, etc
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]

East Runton Mill
Description, history and pictures.


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Runton is in North Erpingham hundred.


Davey, Norman
Pottery Kilns at East Runton, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.27, 1941]
Leake, G.F.
East and West Runton - Two Villages, One Parish.
[ISBN 0946148759, Cromer, Poppyland Publishing, 2006]
Leake, G.F.
The Commons of East and West Runton, a brief history.
[Norwich, Norfolk County Council, Runton Commons Management Group, 1990s]
Leake, G.F.
An Undated Field Book relating to Runton, Norfolk.
Fifteenth and sixteenth century tenants, field names, manors, etc.
[Cambridge University, Dissertation, Certificate in Local Studies, 1977]
Rye, Walter
Notes on Runton, Norfolk - parish registers, the church, charities, etc.
[Norwich, Samuel Miller, in "Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany" vol.1, part.2, 1877]


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Erpingham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


Kilvert, Muriel Leigh
The History of Runton Hill School, 1911-1977.
[Waveney Print, 1990s]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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October 2006