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Starston is about 8 miles E.N.E. of Diss.
See also Sturston.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description, pictures, services, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Description, picture, services, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Picture of the church.
Arrowsmith, Thomas
Daybook of Thomas Arrowsmith, Rector of Starston 1726-1728.
Phipson, Richard M.
Notes on Starston Church.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.7, 1872]
Waller, J.G.
Mural Paintings in Starston Church, Norfolk.
[Notes and Queries, 1871]

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Starston, 1561-1753.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Marriages and Burials.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1747, 1753, and 1779.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1688-1689, 1729-1730, 1755-1758, and 1773-1783.
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), Starston was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Riches, Roy
My Village of Starston.
[ISBN 0950188107, 1969]
This is a link to an archived copy.
Riches, Roy
Oddments - An account of happenings in the Waveney Valley area
This is a link to an archived copy.
Riches, Roy
A life in Starston: memories 1909-1980.
This is a link to an archived copy.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Hopper, E.C.
Some Account of the Parish of Starston, Norfolk, compiled chiefly from the Ancient Registers by the Rector.
[Agas H. Goose, 1888]
[Facsimile reproduction on CD, 2008?]

Land and Property

1761: Land usage
Farmers, crops and acreages.
1801: Beating the bounds of the parish
Names of the people who took part.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861103  --481
1911  --106444

Voting Registers

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September 2008