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Norfolk: Swanton Morley

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Church Directories

Church History

Usher, Robert Neave
Swanton Morley Church (All Saints): its history and interest as an example of a fine 14th century church: with special reference to the connection of the church with the ancestors of Abraham Lincoln.
[Norwich, Soman-Wherry, 1945]
Swanton Morley Methodist Chapel
Swanton Morley Methodist Chapel, 1868-1968: centenary booklet, containing brief historical notes and a programme of services and special events.
[Swanton Morley, The Church, 1968]

Church Records

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Parish Registers of All Saints' Church, Swanton Morley.
- Baptisms: 1784-1837, 1838-1891.
- Marriages: 1755-1837 (incl. Banns 1782-1823), 1837-1891.
- Burials: 1784-1837, 1838-1891, 1892-1988.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 7 volumes, c1993]
Parish Register Transcripts
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), Swanton Morley was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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


Pulling, M
A History of Swanton Morley.
[The Author, 1969]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Swanton Morley and Worthing Inclosure Act, 1755.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common fields and certain lands lying dispersed in the half year closes belonging to the manor of Swanton with Worthing, within the parishes of Swanton Morley and Worthing in the county of Norfolk, and for extinguishing the several rights of common and sheep walk over the said fields and half year closes, and over certain lands called the brecks, lying within the said manor and parishes.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Bowman, Martin W.
Low level from Swanton: the history of RAF Swanton Morley airfield from World War Two to the present day.
[ISBN 187118729X, Walton-on-Thames: Air Research, 1995]
Pope, Stephen
Swanton Morley (Airfield focus: 9).
[ISBN 1870384229, Peterborough, GMS Enterprises, 1993]

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Social Life and Customs

Rayner, Daisy (edited by Susan Palmer)
Our knickers were interesting: a Norfolk village childhood.
(Early 20th century in Swanton Morley).
[ISBN 0951541609, Dereham, c1989]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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March 2002