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Norfolk: Upton

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Upton is about 11 miles E. of Norwich.
It forms a united civil parish with Fishley.
They are together known as Upton with Fishley and as Upton cum Fishley.
See also Fishley.


Norfolk Family History Society
Monumental Inscriptions of Upton, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk Family History Society, date unknown]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Description, pictures, minister, services, parish magazine, etc.
Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Services, etc.
Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Marriages 1558-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 1.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
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), Upton was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Upton with Fishley Parish Council
Minutes, meetings, etc.
Upton History Group
Description, history, pictures, etc.
Upton Tower Mill
Description, history and map.
Upton Black Drainage Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Hill, Percival Oakley
A history of Upton, Norfolk, with an introduction and "History of the Manor of Upton" by Walter Rye.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1891]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Upton and Fishley Inclosure and Drainage Act, 1799.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing, the arable lands, intermixed pastures, open fields, half year lands, commons, and waste grounds, within the parish of Upton, in the county of Norfolk, and such parts of the open fields, called Upton Field and Fishley Crofts, as lie in the parish of Fishley, in the said county, and for draining the same, 21st March 1799.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


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
Families Population   
1801  58  73 337   Upton
     1     1   10   Fishley
1811  62  81 362   Both
1821  62  91 465   Both
1831  68100 510   Both
1841109  -- 519   Upton
     1   --     9   Fishley
1851115  -- 564   Upton
     1   --     4   Fishley
Year   Inhabited
Families Population   
1861127  -- 601   Upton
     1   --   10   Fishley
1871122125558   Both
1881124129531   Both
1891115115530   Both
1901118118492   Both
1911  --114483   Both

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 and 1861 Censuses
"Parts of the following Parishes in the South Walsham Subdistrict, are situate in the Marshes at distances varying from two to seven miles from the respective villages: South Walsham St. Lawrence, Upton, Acle, Halvergate, Tunstall, Wickhampton, Freethorpe, and Reedham."
1901 Census
"Including Cargate Green, and Upton Green."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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May 2011