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East Ruston is about 10 miles E. of Aylsham.
It is also known as Riston.
See also Sco Ruston.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Happing (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include East Ruston.
See Brumstead
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Cotton, Simon
St Mary's Church, East Ruston.
[London, Churches Conservation Trust, 1996]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), East Ruston was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, East Ruston was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Woods, J.S.W.
A History of East Ruston Staithe.
[Stalham, Capron and Helliwell, 1983]
East Ruston Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
East Ruston Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


East Ruston History
Mediaeval history.
This is a link to an archived copy.

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
East Ruston Inclosure Act, 1806.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of East Ruston in the county of Norfolk.
[George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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May 2008