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Thetford consists of the parishes of St Cuthbert, St Mary and St Peter.

Archives and Libraries

Thetford Ancient House Museum

Business and Commerce Records

Clark, Ronald Harry
Chronicles of a country works: being a history of Messrs Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd. of Thetford, the famous traction engine builders.
[London: Percival Marshall, 1952]
Lane, Michael R.
The story of the St Nicholas Works: a history of Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd.
[ISBN 0906290074, Stowmarket, Unicorn Press, 1994]


Church History

Brooks, Edward Charles
A short history of the parish church of St Cuthbert, Thetford.
[Gloucester: British Publishing Co., 1964]

Church Records

Dymond, David (Editor)
The Register of Thetford Priory.
Part 1: 1482-1517. [ISBN 0197261604, Oxford University Press, Norfolk Record Society, Records of Social & Economic History, v.24, 1996]
Part 2: 1518-1540. [ISBN 0197261612, Oxford University Press, Norfolk Record Society, Records of Social & Economic History, v.25, 1996]
Parish Registers of St Mary's Church
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
Parish Registers of St Mary's Church
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials

Description and Travel

Clarke, William George
A short historical guide to the ancient borough of Thetford, in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.
[Thetford: W. Boughton, 1908]
Osborne, David
Thetford: A Century Remembered: from 1900 to the present day.
[ISBN 0951348418, 1996]
Osborne, D.J. and Benz, S.A. (Editor)
Thetford, Brandon and District: A Portrait in Old Picture Postcards.
[ISBN 1870708377, 1990]
Thetford and District Chamber of Commerce
A short historical and descriptive guide to the ancient borough of Thetford.
[Thetford?, 1948]
Wilkinson, Joseph
The architectural remains of the ancient town and borough of Thetford, from drawings by the Revd. J. Wilkinson.
[London: Rodwell & Martin, 1822]


Blomefield, Francis, 1705-1752
The history of the ancient city and burgh of Thetford.
[Fersfield, 1739]
Clover, R. D.
Tale of an area: a village study and history of Croxton, Kilverstone, and Barnham (Suffolk) and the infancy of Thetford.
[ISBN 0950547905, Thetford, 1975]
Crosby, Alan
A history of Thetford.
[ISBN 085033604X, Chichester: Phillimore, 1986]
Hunt, A. Leigh
The capital of the ancient kingdom of East Anglia, the mighty city in the east: being a complete and authentic history of the ancient borough town of Thetford and its antiquities in Norfolk and Suffolk.
[London: Dennant, 1870]
Martin, Thomas, 1697-1771
The history of the town of Thetford, in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.
[London: Nichols, 1779]
Millington, F.H.
The history of the Guildhall, Thetford.
[Thetford: Boughton, 1902]
Osborne, D.J.
A History of the Borough of Thetford Fire Brigade.
[ISBN 095134840X, 1988]

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August 2001