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Denver

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"DENVER is a small village, 1½ mile S. of Downham, including in its parish 910 inhabitants, 2,976 acres of land, and the hamlets of DENVER SLUICE and SALTER'S LODE, distant about one mile W. of Denver on the river Ouse; the former at the mouth of the New Bedford river, or 100 feet drain, and the latter at the confluence of the Old Bedford river; both navigable for small craft, and having sluice-gates and locks. . . . The parish is in two manors, called East and West Hall, of which Edward Roger Pratt, Esq., is lord; but J.R. Fryer, Esq., (of Crow-Hall,) and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, have large estates here; and the latter has the patronage of the CHURCH, (St. Mary,) a small stuccoed building with a tower, a small spire, and five bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £898, is in two medieties, called St. Peter's, Easthall, and St. Michael's, Westhall. The Rev. S.E. Smith is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

Denver is about 12 miles S. of King's Lynn.

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Cemeteries

Church of St Mary
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Fincham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Services, pictures, etc.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures of the stained glass windows.
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Church Records

Archdeacon's Transcripts
Marriages 1725-1812.
Marriages
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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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Denver was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Denver Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Denver
Past and Present: Pictures.
Denver
Pictures.
Denver Sluice
Description and pictures.
Denver Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Denver Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Apling, Harry
Denver Windmill.
[Norwich, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Windmills Trust, 1981]
Denver Salter's Lode Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Denver which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Denver to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

Denver is in Clackclose Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Denver has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Shaw, Christopher
Denver, Downham Market and Bexwell, Welney, West Dereham: a brief history for local and family historians.
[Printed by Spindrift Print and Publishing, Series: Downham Market and around Book 2, 2009]
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Land and Property

Crow Hall
Description, history and pictures.
Drainage
See Stoke Ferry, Welney and Wimbotsham

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Military Records

Roll of Honour for Denver, including Fordham, Ryston, Roxham and Bexwell.
World Wars 1 and 2.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801 107 120 539
1811   94 129 622
1821 111 156 770
1831 175 177 850
1841 187 --- 910
1851 185 --- 942
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 195 --- 932
1871 205 216 862
1881 195 199 837
1891 193 193 803
1901 184 184 769
1911 --- 192 731

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 Denver Sluice."
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