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Norfolk: Ashill

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Ashill is about 6 miles S.E. of Swaffham.


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
Description, services, picture, etc.
Church of St Nicholas
Location, services, picture, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1795-1799, and 1801-1804.
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), Ashill was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Ashill Village Pages
Church, chapels, school, map, pictures, etc.
Ashill Post Mill
Description, and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Ashill Inclosure Act, 1785.
An act for dividing, allotting and inclosing the common fields, half year or shack lands, commons and waste grounds within the parish of Ashill, in the county of Norfolk.
Reid, A.W.
The Process of Parliamentary Enclosure in Ashill.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.37, 1980]
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
Land Valuations
Names, values and owners of all land in the parish.
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  53  82482
1811  69101547
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.

Other population figures

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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July 2009