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Norfolk: Rushford

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Rushford is about 3 miles E. of Thetford, and is partly in Norfolk and partly in Suffolk.
It is also known as Rushford with Snarehill.
It includes the hamlets of Great and Little Snarehill, and Shadwell.
See also Snarehill.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St John the Evangelist
Description and pictures.

Bennet, Edward Kedington
Historical memorials of the College of St John Evangelist, Rushworth or Rushford.
[Norwich, A.H. Goose, Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, 1887]
Bennet, Edward Kedington
Notes on the original statutes of the College of St John Evangelist of Rushworth [sic].
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.10, 1888]
Bennet, Edward Kedington
The College of St John Evangelist, of Rushworth [sic].
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.10, 1888]
Cotton, Simon
The Church of St John the Evangelist, Rushford.
[Rushford, Norfolk Churches Trust, 1980s]

Church Records

Marriages
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), Rushford was in Thetford Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Directories

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Historical Geography

Rushford is in Guiltcross hundred in Norfolk, and Blackbourn hundred in Suffolk.

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Thetford Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
18012121105
18112124126
18212525168
18312729138
184133--172
185137--187
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186135--170
18712831150
18813036143
18912828131
19012727142
1911--30145

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.

1811 Census
The figures are for Rushford with Snarehill.
1821 Census
The figures are for Rushford with Snarehill.
1831 Census
The figures are for Rushford with Snarehill.
"The Parish of Rushford extends into Blackburn Hundred, County of Suffolk, but the whole is here entered."
1841 Census
"Rushford Parish includes Shadwell Hamlet."
"The population of Snarehill was probably returned with that of Rushford prior to 1841."
There were 25 inhabited houses and 138 people in Norfolk.
There were 8 inhabited houses and 34 people in Suffolk.
1851 Census
"Rushford Parish includes Shadwell Hamlet."
There were 26 inhabited houses and 133 people in Norfolk.
There were 11 inhabited houses and 54 people in Suffolk.
1861 Census
There were 28 inhabited houses and 134 people in Norfolk.
There were 7 inhabited houses and 36 people in Suffolk.
1871 Census
"The parish of Rushford is partly in Suffolk; the entire parish contains 170 persons."
1881 Census
"Rushford is partly in Suffolk: the entire parish contains 169 persons."
1891 Census
"This parish is partly in the Administrative County of West Suffolk; the entire parish contains 38 inhabited houses and 189 population."
1901 Census
"Including Shadwell."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 145, 22 were in one institution or large establishment, which could have been Shadwell Court.

Voting Registers

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March 2009