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Stalham is about 13 miles N.E. of Norwich.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Happing (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Stalham.
See Brumstead
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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Baptist Church
Services, pictures, etc.
Jewson, Charles Boardman
Stalham Baptist Church, 1653-1953.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Stalham was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Stalham was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

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Description and Travel

Stalham and Sutton
Description and pictures.
Description, history, pictures, churches, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Cooke, William Henry
Stalham notes - events at Stalham since 1795.
[Stalham, 1909]
Farman, Derek T.; Taylor, G.; and Turley, R.D.
Stalham and District in times past.
[ISBN 0861570561, Chorley, Countryside Publications, 1982]
Farman, Derek T.
One hundred and fifty years of service: Stalham fire brigade, 1833-1983.
[Wymondham, Geo. R. Reeve, 1983]
Stalham Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Stalham Staithe Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Hunsett Drainage Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


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Historical Geography

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


A Chronology of Medieval Stalham
This is a link to an archived copy.

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
1801  77102476
1811  78106471
1821  88120492
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.

1841 Census
"The Return for Stalham includes 50 strangers attending the fair at the adjacent village of Ingham."
1861 Census
"TUNSTEAD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Tunstead District, which forms the "Tunstead and Happing Incorporation" for the support of the poor, is attributed to emigration and the migration of young persons to other parts."
1901 Census
"Including Stalham Green."


Turley, Roy D.
Stalham central school to high school, 1939-1989.
[ISBN 0861572912, Countryside Publications, 1989]

Voting Registers

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September 2011