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Norfolk: Diss

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Diss is about 16 miles E. of Thetford.

Archives and Libraries

Diss Museum
Description and pictures.


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Abbott, Basil
The abiding glory: the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Diss.
[Norwich, 1986]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Dunford, Michael G.
Diss United Reformed Church 1835-1985.
[Diss, Diss United Reformed Church, c1985]

Church Records

Bodle, A.N. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Norfolk nonconformist registers, no.5: Diss particular baptist chapel: births 1806-1836. transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1987]
Crosby, J.; Farrow, C.W. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
The Parish registers of Diss 1551-1837; transcribed, edited and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society v.19, 1987]
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), Diss was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Cross, Dennis
Diss and district, a portrait in old picture postcards, 1901-1939.
[ISBN 1870708792, Market Drayton, S.B. Publications, 1991]
Piper, Cyril
Diss: the pictorial past 1860-1905 (a booklet of nearly 100 old photographs).
[ISBN 0950359017, Diss Publishing Company, 1982]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Diss 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


Evans, Nesta (editor)
Aspects of Diss history.
[Diss, Diss Museum, 1994]
Evans, Nesta (ed)
A Collection of Diss History.
(Results of research undertaken by a University of East Anglia Extra-mural Studies course).
[Part 1: ISBN 0952189267, Diss, 1998]
[Part 2: ISBN 0952189224, Diss, 1998]
Evans, Nesta (editor)
Early Victorian Diss - The Town Centre.
(Results of research undertaken by a University of East Anglia Extra-mural Studies course).
[Norwich, University of East Anglia, 1992]
Evans, Nesta (editor)
A Nineteenth-century Diss Miscellany.
[ISBN 0952189216, Diss, Diss Museum Trustees, 1995]
Green, Mike
Diss memories (1901-1939).
[ISBN 1856206769, Wymondham, Stylus Press, 1996?]
Sussex, Vivien J.
Diss, a postal history.
[Bishops Stortford, East Anglia Postal History Study Circle, 1974]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Diss Inclosure Act, 1814.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Diss, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families
See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


Diss School
Prize distichs on a dead nightingale, in Latin and English, and other pieces written by the pupils of Diss School.
[Diss, printed by E.E. Abbott, 1820]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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August 2001