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Norfolk: Roudham

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Roudham is about 5 miles N.E. of Thetford.
The name may also be spelled Rowdham.
See also Rougham, East Rudham and West Rudham.


Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions of memorials in the church and cemetery.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.

Church Records

Barry, Peter J.S.; and Barry, Miriam
A transcript of the register of St Andrew's Parish Church, Roudham.
Baptisms 1663-1990; Marriages 1663-1737, 1802-1951; Burials 1663-1745, 1803-1922.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, 2011]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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), Roudham was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Roudham and Larling Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Barry, Peter J.S.; and Barry, Miriam
Roudham: a Breckland Deserted Mediaeval Village re-visited.
[ISBN 0953516016, Rochford, Dolphin Press, 2001]

Land and Property

Barry, Peter J.S.
Inclosure of a Norfolk parish by act of Parliament.
[In Norwich Local Studies Library, MA in English Local History 2nd year project, 1998]
Great Britain: Statute
Roudham Inclosure Act, 1772.
An act for inclosing the common fields, break lands, half year lands, Lammas meadows, heaths, commons and waste grounds within the parish of Roudham, in the county of Norfolk.
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

O'Neale, David
Lest we forget: Bridgham and Roudham in the Great War.
[ISBN 1901470105, East Harling, Taverner Publications, 2006]
Harling Road (Roudham) Airfield
Description and history.
Harling Road (Roudham) Airfield
Description and picture.
Harling Road (Roudham) Airfield

Military Records

Bridgham and Roudham Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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  814  77
1811  813  75
18211416  72
1831  816  73
184117--  85
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.

1861 Census
"WAYLAND. The general decrease of population in the Attleborough Subdistrict is mainly attributed to emigration."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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March 2016