"BLOFIELD, which gives name to this Hundred, is a large village and parish, containing many neat houses, 1112 inhabitants, and 2277 acres of land, pleasantly situated on the Yarmouth turnpike, 7 miles E. of Norwich. H.N. Burroughes, Esq., is lord of tha manor, which was held by the Bishop till about the year 1070; but the land belongs to a number of freeholders, several of whom reside here. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a fine lofty tower, and six bells, and was re-pewed and otherwise improved in 1819, at the cost of £350. New western doors were erected in 1844, made from the timber of an oak tree which had been planted in the churchyard by the late rector. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £23. 6s. 8d., and in 1831, at £933, is in the patronage of Caius College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. John Drew Borton, M.A., who rebuilt the Rectory House, &c., in 1805-'6. The tithes were commuted in 1845. The glebe is 61A. 3R. 22P. The Wesleyans have a chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Blofield is the name of the hundred, the deanery, the civil registration district, and the poor law union, so a reference to Blofield could mean this parish, or this area of Norfolk.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 Andrew in some records, and to St Andrew and St Peter in others.
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
- Churchwardens' Rates
- Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1772-1773, 1790-1792, 1809-1811, 1819, and 1825-1826.
- Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
- Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1772-1790, and 1819-1825.
- Collections for special appeals, disasters, relief of suffering, etc.
- 1826: Church bell
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Blofield Parish Council
- History, description, pictures, parish council, etc.
- Pilch, Barbara
- The Book of Blofield and Hemblington, parishes portrayed.
[ISBN 1841145041, Halsgrove, 2006]
- Blofield Field Post Mill
- Blofield Lingwood Road Post Mill
- Description and history.
- Blofield Heath Smock Mill
- Blofield Heath Tower Mill
- Description, history and picture.
- Blofield Heath Women's Institute
- The Handbook.
[Blofield Heath W.I., 1996]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Blofield to another place.
Blofield is in Blofield Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
- Description of Blofield Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Blofield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Blofield and Hemblington Inclosure act, 1801.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the open fields, commons, and waste grounds, within the parishes of Blofield and Hemblington, in the county of Norfolk.
- Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
- Turret House, Blofield, a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1996]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG333097 (Lat/Lon: 52.634678, 1.446589), Blofield which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.
- 1901 Census
- "Including Blofield Corner, and part of Hemblington Corner."
[The other part of Hemblington Corner was included with Hemblington].