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Wortwell is about 11 miles E.N.E. of Diss.
It is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell.
White's Directory of Norfolk for 1845 says "Harleston is a chapelry, and Wortwell a township, both in Redenhall parish."
See also Redenhall and Harleston.


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Church Directories

Church History

Wortwell United Reform Church
Ministers, services and picture.
Wortwell United Reform Church
Description and pictures.
Wortwell Old Baptist Chapel
Description and pictures.
Killick, Stanley E.
The Congregational churches of Harleston Wortwell Denton and Alburgh: a short history.
[Ramsgate, Kent, The Church Publishers, 1967?]
Read, John G.
Ordination of the Queen's Librarian at the Congregational Church, Wortwell 1843, and A brief History of the Congregational Churches at Wortwell with Harleston 1662-1848.
[Wortwell, J.G. Read, Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1955]

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Wortwell cum Harleston Independent Chapel
Burials 1810-37.
[No other information]
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Wortwell was in Depwade Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Wortwell Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Pearce, Brian
Village appraisal with stories relating to life in Wortwell.
[Wortwell Parish Council, 2002]
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Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

See Alburgh.
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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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March 2006