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Norfolk: Great Ryburgh

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Great Ryburgh is about 2 miles S.E. of Fakenham.
It is also known as Ryburgh Magna.
See also Little Ryburgh.


Howell, Shirley W. and Howell, Keith M.
The Monumental Inscriptions of Great and Little Ryburgh.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, description, pictures, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Pictures of the church.
Tatham, Frederick Hugh
Great Ryburgh: the Church of St Andrew.
[Fakenham, Lancaster Press, 1950s]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Register Transcripts
Marriages 1547-1837.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Miscellaneous Series of IHGS Parish Registers, 2000?]
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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Great Ryburgh was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Great Ryburgh Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Manning, I.M.
Great Ryburgh Foundry and Maltings.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.II, no.2, 1977]

Land and Property

See Fulmodeston with Croxton.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See 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
1811  61  82431
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1841 Census
"Fifty persons have emigrated from Great Ryburgh Parish during the last five years."
1861 Census
"The decreased return of population in the parish of Great Ryburgh is partly owing to the fact that in 1851 several labourers were engaged on railway works."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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May 2010