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Scarning is about 3 miles W. of East Dereham.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Services, etc.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Picture of the church.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Civil Registration

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

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Scarning Inclosure Act, 1765.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common called Scarning Common, and the greens called Pound Green, Pope's Green and Bett's Green, lying within the several manors of Scarning Hall, Drayton Hall, and Northern Hall, Scarning Parvo, Guntons and Rougholme, on the part of Hoe, of some or one of them, and in the parish of Scarning, in the county of Norfolk.
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (90): Scarning, Hoe, Worthing and Dillington.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
Great Britain: Statute
Scarning and other parishes Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Scarning, Hoe, Worthing, and Dillington, in the county of Norfolk: 6 May 1811.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1811]
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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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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
1801  56  77439
1811  63  85492
1821  94  94498
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.

1861 Census
"The increase of population in Scarning is attributed to the proximity of the parish to the town of East Dereham."
1901 Census
"Including Daffy Green, Podmore, and part of Hulver Street."

Other population figures


Lloyd Pritchard, Muriel Florence
The Misappropriation of Scarning School.
[London, Oxford University Press, in "Notes and Queries", vol.195, 1950]

Voting Registers

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September 2008