"EARLHAM is a small hamlet on the banks of the Yare, 2 miles W. of Norwich. The greater part of the soil and the manor belong to the son of the late Bacon Frank, Esq., but the Hall is occupied by Joseph John Gurney, Esq., who has an estate here. The bridge was built in 1502, and rebuilt in 1579 and 1744. . . . EARLHAM CHURCH, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small building on the east bank of the Yare, about 2 miles W. of the [ie Norwich] Market place. It has a low square embattled tower, containing three bells, and partly mantled with ivy. It was re-pewed in 1834, and is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5. 7s. 8½d., in the gift of the heirs of Bacon Frank, Esq., and now enjoyed by the Rev. George Cotterill." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
It is a hamlet of the city, and more information may be found in the Norwich records.
- 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 Mary.
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
(This is the Norwich directory - make a search for "Earlham").
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Earlham to another place.
Earlham is in the County of the City of Norwich.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for the County of the City of Norwich
You can see the administrative areas in which Earlham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Lubbock, Percy
(Including the Ripley and Gurney families.)
[London, Jonathan Cape, (first published 1922), 1963]
- Rye, Walter
- History of the parish of Earlham in the city of Norwich.
[Norwich, Roberts, Rye's monographs of Norwich hamlets no 2, 1917]
- Tillett, Edward A.
- Norwich Scrapbooks: Norwich Hamlets: Vol.1: Eaton, Earlham and Hellesdon.
Newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, extracts from Blomefield, etc.
[In Norwich Local Studies Library, 1900s]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG191082 (Lat/Lon: 52.627593, 1.236305), Earlham 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.)
- See Norfolk People and Families