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Norfolk: Winfarthing

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Winfarthing is about 4 miles N. of Diss.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Services, etc.

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Winfarthing, 1614-1736.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Parish Register Transcripts
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Folland, Heywood Gerard Benson
Churchwardens' Accounts: Winfarthing Parish Books.
[Norwich, Bishop of Norwich's Committee for Books and Documents, 1968]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1902 (and for the censuses of 1851 to 1901), Winfarthing was in Guiltcross Registration District.

This district was abolished on 1st April 1902 and, from then until 1930, Winfarthing was in Depwade Registration District for civil registration.

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Description and Travel

Winfarthing Smock Mill
Description, history and picture.
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Historical Geography

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


Fitch, Alan John
Winfarthing: the village - the church - the chapel.
[ISBN 0947843051, Winfarthing, Farthing Press, 1991]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Winfarthing Inclosure Act, 1781.
An act for dividing and inclosing the Lammas meadows, heaths, commons and waste lands within the parish of Winfarthing, in the county of Norfolk.
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Winfarthing Fighting Cocks: a history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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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  87114565
1811  91118588
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1861 Census
"GUILTCROSS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes of this District is attributed partly to the migration of labourers to towns and manufacturing districts. In some parishes it has also been consequent upon the failure of hand-loom hemp-cloth weaving."
1901 Census
"Including Short Green."

Voting Registers

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August 2009