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Woodrising is about 6 miles S. of East Dereham.
The name may also be spelled Wood Rising.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Nicholas
Description and pictures.
Church of St Nicholas
Services, etc.
Steer, Francis William
Woodrising Church (St Nicholas), Norfolk, and notes on the Southwell and other families connected with the Parish.
[Norwich, Diocese of Norwich, 1959]

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Names of Rectors
13th-20th centuries.
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), Woodrising was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Woodrising is in Mitford hundred.


History of Woodrising
From "The Norfolk Village Book".
Blomfield's History of Norfolk
Including the Southwell family, and list of rectors.


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

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families

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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
186124--  97
18712124  94
18812223  93
18912020  90
1911--21  80

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
September 2008