"CANTLEY, near the river Yare and the Railway, 10 miles S.E. by E. of Norwich, has in its parish 210 souls, and 1810 acres of land, mostly the property of Wm. Alex. Gilbert, Esq., who has a pleasant residence here, and is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church, (St. Margaret,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Henry Robert Gilbert. The glebe is 40A., and the tithes have been commuted for £308 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
Cantley is about 9 miles W.S.W. of Great Yarmouth.
- 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 Margaret.
- Church of St Margaret
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Cantley 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
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG380040 (Lat/Lon: 52.581679, 1.51158), Cantley which are provided by:
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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.