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Santon is about 3 miles N.W. of Thetford.
It is also known as Santon House.
See also Santon Downham in Suffolk.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Fitch, John
The Church in the Forest: St Mary's Santon Downham (Suffolk), with some notes on All Saints' Santon (Norfolk).
[Santon Downham, The Church, 1980s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms and Burials.
Farrow, Charles W. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Church of England Parish Registers 1707-1837, with census returns 1841-1881; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, The Parish Registers of Norfolk, Monograph Series no.16, 1986]
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), Santon was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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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  8--55
1881  7  835
1891  8  837
1901  8  844
1911--  846

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.

Voting Registers

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July 2009