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Norfolk: West Walton

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

West Walton is about 3 miles N.E. of Wisbech, which is in Cambridgeshire.
See also East Walton.

Cemeteries

See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description, history, pictures, etc.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description of the bells and picture of the detached bell tower.
Dann, Stephen; Elliott, Ken; and Anderson, Andrew
West Walton Church, Norfolk.
[Wisbech, Balding and Mansell, 1967]
The Fen and Marshland Churches
This includes West Walton.
See Walsoken.

Church Records

Parish Register and Archdeacon's Transcripts
Marriages
Baptisms and Burials (search main index).
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), West Walton was in Wisbech Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

West Walton Highway Mill
Description, history and pictures.
West Walton Ingleborough Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

West Walton is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

Land and Property

Davison, Alan J.
The Manors of West Walton.
(15th-16th century).
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.42, 1997]
Sanders, H.G. and Eley, Geoffrey.
Farms of Britain.
Including a chapter about farming at Hill House, West Walton.
[Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1946]
Silvester, Robert J.
West Walton, the development of a siltland parish.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.39, 1985/6]
Statement of Claims and Enclosure, 1796
See Walpole St Peter
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: West Walton.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1819.
[1819]
Great Britain: Statute
West Walton Inclosure Act, 1819.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of West Walton, in the county of Norfolk, 21st June 1819.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1819]
[London, Dorington and Son, 1819]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Wisbech Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

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
1801------513
1811102115552
1821143168735
1831170174905
1841177---954
1851197---999
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861201---950
1871195220935
1881185198860
1891198199904
1901202202864
1911---239984

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.

1911 Census
"There were 61 people in 3 detached parts of the parish."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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June 2007