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Norfolk: Gazetteers and Directories

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Examples of entries

This section aims to illustrate how the amount of information published in directories increased over the years. As it said on the main page for this topic, these may contain some biographical information about previous inhabitants of a place.

  • 1793 Universal British Directory
    This shows the Winterton entry to contain a description only.
  • 1831 Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 545 inhabitants.
  • 1836 Whites Norfolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 35 named inhabitants.
  • 1845 Whites Norfolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 38 named inhabitants out of a population of 588 (excluding 131 fishermen) in the 1841 census.
  • 1864 Whites Norfolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 20 named inhabitants out of a population of 682.
  • 1868 Harrods Norfolk
    This shows the Yaxham entry
  • 1883 Whites Norfolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 30 named inhabitants out of a population of 790 in the 1881 census.
  • 1883 Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 20 named inhabitants out of a population of 749 in 1881.
  • 1896 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 28 named inhabitants out of a population of 715 in 1891.
  • 1900 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk
    This shows the Breccles entry
  • 1904 Kelly's Norfolk
    This shows the Winterton entry to have 29 named inhabitants out of a population of 740 in the 1901 census.
  • 1937 Kelly's Norfolk
    This shows the Roudham entry

Note that many of the early directories contain archaic terms and unexplained abbreviations which are not in general use any more.

Many other Towns and Parishes have been transcribed from the White's directories of 1845 and 1883.


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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
October 2006