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Shipdham is about 5 miles S.W. of East Dereham.


Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of All Saints, Shipdham, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2002]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Church of All Saints
Pictures of the church.

Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Spence, Keith J.
A Shipdham Centenary, 1881-1981.
Shipdham Congregational and United Reformed Churches.
[Shipdham, 1981]

Church Records

Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
All Saints Church, Shipdham
Shipdam Churchwardens Accounts 1511-1567.
[Transcription, 1960s]
List of Rectors
14th-20th centuries.
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), Shipdham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Parish council, etc.
Woods, Maurice
A History of Shipdham.
[Shipdham, 1984]
Woods, Maurice
A View of Shipdham: 1890-1940.
[Shipdham, Shipdham Press, 1985]
Woods, Maurice
Shipdham: The American Connection.
[Shipdham, Shipdham Press, 1985]
Woods, Maurice
Shipdham: Past and Present.
[Shipdham, Shipdham Press, 1987]
Woods, Maurice
Looking Back at Shipdham.
[Shipdham, Shipdham Press, 1988]
Shipdham Market Street Post Mill
Description and history.
Shipdham Mill Road Post Mill
Description and history.
Shipdham West End Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Shipdham is in Mitford hundred.


Early history
From the 11th century.

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Shipdham Inclosure Act, 1807.
An act for inclosing lands, in the parish of Shipdham, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1807]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Shipdham Airfield
Description, history and pictures.
Shipdham Airfield
Pictures, etc.
Shipdham Airfield
Wartime memories.
Bodle, Peter
The 44th Bomb Group in Norfolk: a pictorial history of the USAAF's 44th Bombardment Group at Shipdham, during WWII.
[ISBN 0955191602, Stoke Ferry, Liberator Publishing, 2006]
Ferrell, Robert E.
Mission Diary: Shipdham, 1944-1945.
Lancaster-Rennie, Jean
And over here!
[Wymondham, Geo.R. Reeve, 1976]
Mackay, Ron; and Adams, Steve
The 44th Bomb Group in World War II: the Flying eight-balls over Europe in the B-24.
[ISBN 0764318853, Schiffer Military History, 2003]

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

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

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.

1851 Census
"The decrease of population in the Parish of Shipdham since 1841 is ascribed partly to the death of one builder and the relinquishment of business of another, who together employed upwards of 60 workmen, and partly to emigration."
1901 Census
"Including Blackmoor Row, Crowshill, Little Hale, and Thorpe Row."

Other population figures


Shipdham Union Friendly Society
Shipdham Union Friendly Society for assuring support to men and women in sickness, infirmity and old age, and a sum payable at death: Rules.
[Dereham, Barker, 1830s]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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September 2008