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"EASTON, a village and parish on the Dereham road, 6 miles W. by N. of Norwich, has 279 souls, and 1574 acres of land, lying mostly in the manor of Costessey; but the greater part of the soil belongs to T.T. Berney and Robert Fellowes, Esqrs. The latter is patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7. 11s. 10d., and augmented with £400 in 1796. The Rev. J.C. Matchett, M.A., of Norwich, is the incumbent. The Church (St. Peter,) is a small structure, with a belfry, but its tower fell down about 1778. Cardinal Easton, who flourished in the reign of Richard II., was a native of the parish. Here is a heath of 60A., on which the poor formerly cut fuel." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Peter, Easton, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2012]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, 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 Peter.
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Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, etc.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), Easton was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Easton Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.

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You can see pictures of Easton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Easton is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Easton 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

Burt, Roger M.
A Brief History of Easton, Norfolk.
[1984?]
Easton Village History Project
The Book of Easton: Memories of Cardinal Adam de Easton's birthplace.
[ISBN 1841143391, Halsgrove, 2004]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG136109 (Lat/Lon: 52.653791, 1.156309), Easton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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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
FamiliesPopulation
18012948217
18114949234
18214949165
18315254239
184154--279
185154--296
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186154--233
18715357248
18815050251
18915555263
19015454239
1911--55238

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.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parish of Easton is attributed to the migration of young persons."