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Norfolk: Thorpe Hamlet

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Thorpe Hamlet is a hamlet of Norwich, on the eastern side of the city.
Until 1852 it was part of Thorpe St Andrew.
See also Thorpe Abbotts, Thorpe Market, Thorpe next Haddiscoe, and Thorpe Parva.


Hamlin, Philip E.
Rosary Cemetery: Monumental Inscriptions, 1819-1986 and burials 1821-1837.
This is a non-denominational cemetery, with burials from all of Norwich and the county.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, Norfolk Genealogy v.18, 1986]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Matthew
Description, services, events, minister, etc.
Former Church of St Matthew
Description and pictures.
Burrell, Doris M.
Our Story: St Matthew's Church, Thorpe Hamlet.
[Norwich, Printed by Robbprint, 1980s]
Church of St Matthew
Memorial service and dedication of the war memorial cross at St Matthew's Church Thorpe Hamlet, September 25th 1921, including roll of honour.
Church of St Matthew
Parochial Accounts 1881-1891, and 1897.
[Norwich, The Church, 1881-1891, and 1897]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1851-1880
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 1852 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1861 to 1901), Thorpe Hamlet was in Norwich Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Thorpe Hamlet
Description, history, pictures, local history group, etc.
Thorpe Hamlet Tower Mill
Description and history.
Plumstead Road Tower Mill
Description and history.
Mousehold Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Mousehold Smock Mill
Description and history.
Jennings Tower Mill
Description and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

In 1852 Thorpe Hamlet became part of the city of Norwich.
Until then it was part of Thorpe St Andrew, which is in Blofield Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
Description of Blofield Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Ash, Mary (editor)
Memories of Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich.
[ISBN 1903923026, Wahnfried Publications for "Memories of Thorpe Hamlet Project", 2004]
Extracts from the book.
Goreham, Geoffrey
A History of the Residential and Industrial Development of Thorpe Hamlet in the City of Norwich.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1964]
Goreham, Geoffrey
Thorpe Hamlet.
[ISBN 0950224502, Norwich, Thorpe Hamlet Association, 1972]
Tillett, Edward A.
Norwich Scrapbooks: Norwich Hamlets: Vol.3: Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe, Trowse, Bracondale, and Lakenham.
Newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, extracts from Blomefield, etc.
[In Norwich Local Studies Library, 1900s]

Land and Property

Beatie, Bill
Thorpe Road Library, Norwich, 1951-1988.
[Norfolk Library and Information Service, Staff Association, 1990]
Day, Michael
Railway Cottages, Norwich.
[In "Transport History", no.12, 1981]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Ketts Tavern, 29 Ketts Hill, Norwich: a history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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August 2008