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Norfolk: Stiffkey

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Stiffkey is about 8 miles W.N.W. of Holt.
The name is sometimes pronounced as Stewkey.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St John the Baptist
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcriptss
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Stiffkey was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Stiffkey Water Mill
Description and pictures.
Sternberg, Joan
Don't tread on the Butterflies: memoirs of a childhood in Heacham and Stiffkey, 1912-1932.
[ISBN 0948400943, Dereham, Larks Press, 2000]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Bradfer-Lawrence, Harry Lawrence
Stiffkey alias Stewkey.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology, vol.23, 1929]
Campbell, Linda
The women of Stiffkey.
[Norwich, University of East Anglia Thesis, 1985]
Jones, Mrs Herbert
Stiffkey, a sketch.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology, vol.8, 1879]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families
See Norfolk People and Families

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  4343334
1811  4670305
1821  7878350
1831  9393460
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861109  --513
1891  99118450
1901  99100429
1911  --  98381

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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March 2006