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Feltwell is about 12 miles W.N.W. of Thetford.
It is a large village consisting of the two parishes of Feltwell St Mary and Feltwell St Nicholas.
Feltwell Anchor became part of the parish of Little Ouse in 1866.


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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Religion and Churches in Feltwell
Articles, etc.
The Parish Churches of Feltwell
St Mary and St Nicholas.
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Description of the bells and picture of the church.
Church of St Nicholas
Description of the bells and picture of the church.
Feltwell Methodist Church
History, ministers, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Register Extracts
This has been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, in the Feltwell St Mary register of baptisms, marriages and burials 1684-1781.
Anno Domini 1747 Here was a great Mortality among the
Horned Cattle & they were Buried upon the Heath ground.
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), Feltwell was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Feltwell Village History
History, publications, reminiscences, pictures, etc.
There is a lot of information here. Many links from this Genuki Norfolk page are direct links into relevant pages on the Feltwell Village History site.
Feltwell Tower Mill
Short description.
Feltwell Early Post Mill
Short description.
Feltwell Mill Drift Post Mill
Short description.
Feltwell Mill Drift Smock Mill
Description and history.
Feltwell Wilton Road Post Mill
Description, history and picture.
Feltwell Wilton Road Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Feltwell Water Mill
Short description.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories


Feltwellians Around the World
People who have connections with Feltwell.

Historical Geography

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


Daubeney, Andrew Robert Vaughan
Feltwell, Norfolk: Some Odds and Ends.
[Coventry, Curtis and Beamish, 1940s]
Daubeney, Andrew Robert Vaughan
A Feltwell Family and Other Things: the Spencer family, the borough, registers, knobstick weddings, apparitions, sermons, etc.
[King's Lynn, Geo. R. Oswell, 1949]
Daubeney, Andrew Robert Vaughan
Feltwell: Some Further Notes and Tales.
[King's Lynn, Geo. R. Oswell and Son, 1954]
Daubeney, Andrew Robert Vaughan
Feltwell: Some Oddments: The Moundefords; Needle's Eye; Feltwell oak; St Nicholas; Edward Clough Newcome; scribbling; Feltwell roads; octogenarians; bench ends.
[King's Lynn, Geo. R. Oswell and Son, 1956]
Orange, Alfred James
The story of Feltwell, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0900616032, Wymondham, Geo R. Reeve, 1970]

Land and Property

Places and Buildings in Feltwell
Articles, lists, etc.
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (138): Feltwell.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1813.
Great Britain: Statute
Feltwell Inclosure Act, 1813.
An act for inclosing lands in the township of Feltwell, in the county of Norfolk: 3rd June 1813.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Feltwell Airfield
Wartime memories.
RAF Feltwell
Articles, etc.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
Feltwell War Cemetery
Names, dates of death, ages, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

People and Families of Feltwell
Articles, lists, names, etc.

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
1801123210  948
1841300  --1512
1851353  --1675
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861352  --1553
1911  --3311347

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.

1831 Census
"The Return of the Parish of Feltwell St. Mary and St. Nicholas mentions an Extra-Parochial spot, called Redmoor Fen, containing seven Inhabitants."
1851 Census
"The Return for Feltwell Parish includes Feltwell Anchor, stated to be extra-parochial, containing 48 persons in 1851."
1901 Census
"Including Feltwell Fens."


Education and Schools of Feltwell
Articles, etc.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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October 2008