"ALDERFORD, on a declivity 3 miles S. by E. of Reepham, is a small parish of only 44 souls, and 434 acres of land, in the manor of Swannington, and mostly the property of C. K. Tompson, Esq. The Church (St. John Baptist) is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £4. 6s. 8d., and in 1831, at £219, with the vicarage of Attlebridge annexed to it, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, and the incumbency of the Rev. John D. Parmeter." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
Alderford is about 8 miles S.W. of Aylsham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
- Churchwardens' Rates
- Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1821-1834, and 1834-1839.
- Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
- Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Alderford to another place.
Alderford is in Eynsford Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
- Description of Eynsford Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Alderford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG124188 (Lat/Lon: 52.724753, 1.144293), Alderford which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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
- "The decrease of population in the parish of Alderford is attributed to the demolition of cottages."