"FLORDON, 7½ miles S. by W. of Norwich, has in its parish 193 souls, and about 900A. of land, mostly belonging to Thos. Brightwell, Esq., and the Rev. Sir Wm. Robt. Kemp, Bart. The latter is lord of the manor, and patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., and now having 30A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £285. 15s., awarded, in 1845, in lieu of tithes. The Church (St. Michael,) is a small antique fabric, with a belfry." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
The name may also be spelled Florden.
- 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 Michael.
- 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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Flordon 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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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM189974 (Lat/Lon: 52.530269, 1.22626), Flordon which are provided by:
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.