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"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.



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Church Directories

  • 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 History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.

Church Records

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), Cantley was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Description, pictures, etc.
Hanson, Diana
Cantley Sugar Factory.
[Great Yarmouth and District Archaeological Society, in "Yarmouth Archaeology", 2000]

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Historical Geography

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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Poor Houses, 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 39 49 247
1811 48 48 222
1821 37 50 251
1831 38 53 265
1841 43 -- 210
1851 54 -- 277
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 49 -- 235
1871 50 50 249
1881 54 54 266
1891 52 52 257
1901 53 53 270
1911 -- 61 259

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.

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