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Norfolk: Stoke Ferry

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Stoke Ferry is about 9 miles south west of Swaffham.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
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Church Records

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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), Stoke Ferry was in Downham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Wissey Valley Web Pages
Including Wereham, Wretton, West Dereham, Boughton, Stoke Ferry and Whittington in the Wissey Valley in West Norfolk.
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Directories

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Historical Geography

Stoke Ferry 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

History

Coates, Doris E.
Stoke Ferry: the Story of a Norfolk Village.
[ISBN 0950687103, Harpsden Press, 1980]
List of Names, List of Photographs and Bibliography.

Land and Property

Inclosure

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Stoke, otherwise Stoke Ferry (43), Wretton (50), Wereham and hamlet of Winnold (55).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1815.
[1816]
Great Britain: Statute
Stoke Ferry and other parishes Inclosure Act, 1815.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Stoke otherwise Stoke Ferry, Wretton, Wereham, and hamlet of Winnold, in the county of Norfolk: 14th June 1815.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1815]
[London, G. White, 1815]

Drainage

Great Britain: Statute
Stoke Ferry and other parishes drainage act, 1771.
An act for draining and preserving certain fen lands and low grounds in the parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretten, Wereham, West Dereham and Roxham, in the county of Norfolk.
[1771]
Great Britain: Statute
Fenland Drainage Act, 1814.
An act for more effectually draining and preserving certain fen lands, and low grounds, in the parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, Roxham, Fordham, Denver, Downham Market, Wimbotsham, and Stow Bardolph, in the county of Norfolk: 28th June 1814.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814]
[London, J. Dorington, 1814]
Great Britain: Statute
Stoke Ferry and other parishes drainage act, 1834.
An act for more effectually draining and preserving certain fen lands and low grounds in the parishes of Stoke Ferry, Northwold, Wretton, Wereham, West Dereham, Roxham, Fordham, Denver, Downham Market, Wimbotsham, and Stow Bardolph, in the county of Norfolk: 16th June 1834.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834]
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Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Names, Personal

Helsham, Crowe, etc.
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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801  70100504
1811105111557
1821116160703
1831139139706
1841139  --663
1851166  --820
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861175  --791
1871170176706
1881156158684
1891161167724
1901150151607
1911  --162652

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

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July 2015