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Norfolk: Southery

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Southery is about 16 miles S. of King's Lynn.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Ruins of the previous Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Legge, Judith
A Little History of Southery and its Churches.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, location, picture, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Marriages, 1725-1812.
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), Southery was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Southery Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Southery Village
News, organisations, etc.
Bullen, Mike
Around Downham Market.
Photographs of Downham Market, Denver, Hilgay and Southery.
[ISBN 1845881115, Nonsuch Publishing, Pocket Images Series, 2005]
Southery Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Southery Sedge Fen Drove Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
Southery Smock Mill
Description and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Description, history, people, pictures, etc, of Southery
and other parishes near Downham Market.
History of Southery and the Fens
Part 1 - to 1899.
History of Southery and the Fens
Part 2 - from 1900.
Shaw, Christopher
Fordham, Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank, Little Ouse, Ryston and Roxham, Southery: a brief history for local and family historians.
[Spindrift Print and Publishing, Series: Downham Market and around: Book 1, 2009]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Southery Airfield
This was a decoy airfield during World War 2.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also 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
1801  94  94  462
1811  90122  536
1821116146  663
1831147157  739
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.

1901 Census
"Including Brandon Creek, Little London, and Southery Fens."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
February 2016