"DUNSTON, on the small river Tas, 4 miles S. of Norwich, has in its parish 107 souls, and about 600 acres of land, all the property of R. K. Long, Esq., of Dunston Hall, the lord of the manor, impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the Church, (St. Remigius,) which is a curacy, valued in 1831 at £30, and now enjoyed by the Rev. H. C. Long. It was augmented, in 1762 and '92, with £400 of Q.A.B. In the chancel is a brass, with effigies of Clere Talbot and his two wives. Nearly all the parishioners died of the plague in 1349." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, 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 Remigius.

Church Records

Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Dunston Parish Registers 1557-1837; transcribed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1984]

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), Dunston was in Henstead Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Dunston is in Humbleyard Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law