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Snarehill is about 1 mile E. of Thetford.
The name may also be spelled Snareshill.
It includes the hamlets of Great Snarehill and Little Snarehill.
It was formerly part of Rushford, and became a parish in about 1860.
See also Rushford.


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Church Directories

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), Snarehill was in Thetford Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Snarehill is in Guiltcross Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Guiltcross Hundred
Description of Guiltcross 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
1841  4--28
1851  5--28
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861  5--46
1871  6  625
1881  91152

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
"The population of Snarehill was probably returned with that of Rushford prior to 1841."
1861 Census
"Great and Little Snarehill and Rymer, formerly extra-parochial, are now parishes for the purposes of Act 20 Vict.c.19." (Rymer is in Suffolk).

Voting Registers

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March 2009