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Taverham is about 5 miles N.W. of Norwich.
It is also the name of the hundred, the deanery, and the petty sessional division, so a reference to Taverham could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Edmund
Description, minister, services, picture, etc.
Church of St Edmund
Description, minister, services, history, pictures, etc.
Church of St Edmund
Pictures of the church.
Sims, Judith M.
St Edmund's Church, Taverham: a guide.
[Norwich, Interprint, 2000?]

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Taverham, 1720-1753.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Sims, Judith M.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Taverham Church of England Parish Registers, 1601-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Taverham was in St Faith's Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Drayton, Taverham and Thorpe Marriott
Description, history, events, churches, pictures, businesses, etc.
Taverham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
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Directories

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Historical Geography

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

History

Johnson, Brent
Taverham cartridge factory.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.8, no.2, 2007]
Mason, Joseph
Words on Paper - History of Taverham.
[2005]
Norgate, Thomas Bladwell
A history of Taverham from early times to 1969.
[Taverham, 1969]

Land and Property

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Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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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
18011733201
18111731191
18211635192
18311637191
184142--211
185139--207
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186140--212
18714141222
18814344207
18914646222
19014242169
1911--45198

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.

1851 Census
"In Drayton an increase of population has been caused by an influx of labourers employed at the paper-mills in the adjoining Parish of Taverham, where there are few cottages."
1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 198, 18 were in a large establishment or institution. This might have been Taverham Hall.

Schools

Beer, Peter J.
Where elephants nest: portrait of a school, Taverham Hall, Norwich.
[ISBN 0948069155, Norwich, Coorlea Publishing, Taverham Hall Educational Trust, 1996]

Voting Registers

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October 2009