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Norfolk: Gazetteers and Directories

The County of Norfolk

Gazetteers

Driscoll, R.J. and Hewitt, P.M. (Compilers)
A Gazetteer of Norfolk Place Names
Based on the OS 1:25000 First Series maps
(An alphabetical list of "Place Name" and 6 figure grid references)
[ISBN 0 903101 66 1, Norfolk Museums Service, 1999]
NFHS - Fone, John (Compiler)
The Norfolk Gazetteer with Administrative Areas
(This contains the name of the village, OS map reference, the hundred, deanery, union, old district, new district, and present parish.
Example: Aylsham, map ref TG1926, Erpingham south hundred, Ingworth deanery, Aylsham Union, St Faiths and Aylsham old district, Broadland new district.)
[Norwich Family History Society, 2000]

Gazetteers and Directories

These are mostly published before 1950 and include people as well as places. Those for which online copies exist are linked to directly (mostly Googlebooks) or via the Online Images section. The latter links are indicated by "Noah" for the "Norfolk Sources" and "Historical" for "www.historicaldirectories.org" websites.

Baylis
Who's Who in Norfolk
1935
Cox's
County Who's Who (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk)
1912
Craven & Co
Commercial directory of the County of Norfolk, containing an alphabetical list of the nobility, gentry, merchants, professions, trades, etc.
1856 [Nottingham]
 
Deacon's court guide
  • Norfolk
    1885
  • Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk Directory
    1892/3
Harrod, J.G.
  • Harrod's directory of Norfolk and Norwich including Lowestoft
    1863 [London: J. G. Harrold & Co]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
  • Postal & Commercial Directory of Norfolk & Norwich
    1868 [Norwich: Harrod]
  • J.G. Harrod and Co.s royal county directory of Norfolk, with Lowestoft in Suffolk.
    1872 [Norwich: J.G. Harrod]
  • J.G. Harrod and Co.s royal county directory of Norfolk, with Lowestoft in Suffolk.
    1877 [Norwich: J.G. Harrod,4th ed.]
    Online images available at :-  Historical.
  • J.G. Harrod and Co.s royal despatch and special directory of Norfolk, with Lowestoft in Suffolk.
    1880 [Norwich: J.G. Harrod]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
Holden's
Annual London and Country Directory of UK+Wales
SECOND VOLUME contains Norwich and Yarmouth
THIRD VOLUME contains Wells-next-the-Sea
1811 [London: W.Holden]
1996 [Norwich: M.Winton facsimile edition:ISBN 1 898593 14 0]
[Database of names (at Ancestry) - Vol 2 contains Norwich, Lynn, Yarmouth]
 
Hunt's
East Norfolk with part of Suffolk
1850
[London: E. Hunt & Co.]
[Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #9033P]
Online images available at :-  Historical   &   Noah
 
Kelly, E
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1875
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1879
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0332]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1888
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0325]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1892 [Noah]
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #9049P]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1896 (11th ed)
    [London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0111]
    Online images available at :-  Historical   &   Noah
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1900 [Noah]
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    Online images available at :-  Rodliffe family pages
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1904
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    Online images available at :-  Historical   &   Noah
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1908 [Noah]
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #1289]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1912
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0710]
    Online images available at :-  Historical   &   Noah
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1916 [Noah]
    [All publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0135]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1922 [Noah], 1925 [Noah], 1929 (19th ed) [Noah]
    [All publ: London: Kelly's Directories]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1933 (20th ed)
    [London: Kelly's Directories]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0165]
  • Kelly's directory of Norfolk
    1937
    [London: Kelly's Directories]
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk
    1892, 1900, 1916 (16th ed), 1922
    [All publ. London: Kelly's Directories.]
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk
    1925
    [All publ. London: Kelly's Directories.]
    [Lidgate: MM Publications, Index of names on fiche]
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk
    1929 [Noah], 1937
    [All publ. London: Kelly's Directories.]
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk: with coloured maps.
    1853, 1865, 1869, 1879, 1883 [Noah], 1888 (9th ed) [Noah]
    [All published: London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk: with coloured maps.
    1892
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
    Online images available at :-  Historical
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk: with coloured maps.
    1896, 1900, 1904 (13th ed), 1912, 1922, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1937
    [All published: London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
  • Kelly's directory of the counties of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk
    1865: Microfiche Edition
    [Microfi: 1985]
Lewis, S
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England
1831
[London: S. Lewis & Co., 1831]
Mee, Arthur
Norfolk- The King's England Series
[London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1972]
Melville and Co
Norfolk with Suffolk Directory
(inc. Attleborough, Aylsham, Diss, East Dereham, Fakenham, Foulsham, Gt.Yarmouth, Hingham, Norwich, Reepham Swaffham, Thetford, Wymondham)
1856
[Norwich: Jarrold and Sons]
Online images available at :-  Noah
 
Pigot
  • Pigot and Company's London and provincial new commercial directory, 1822-3
    1822 [Manchester: the Company]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0517n]
  • Pigot National Commercial directory - Norfolk & Suffolk
    1830, 1840
    1830 [Catton Printing: Facsimilie Edition 1992 by M.Winton :ISBN 0 9504069 2 9]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0275]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
  • Norfolk Directory
    1835
  • Norfolk Directory
    1839
    [Lidgate: MM Publications, Index of names on fiche]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0946]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
Post Office (see also Kelly)
  • Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk & Suffolk.
    1858, 1865
    [All published: London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
    Online images (for 1858) available at :-  Noah
  • The Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk.
    1865
    [London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
    Online images available at :-  books.google.co.uk
  • Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk & Suffolk.
    1869
    [Publ: London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
    Online images available at :-  Historical
  • Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk & Suffolk.
    1875, 1879
    [All published: London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.]
  • Directory of the County of Norfolk
    1875 [E.Kelly]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
  • Post Office directory of London and Nine Counties - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk with Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. (Vol 2)
    1846 [Kelly, W]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
Riches
A history of the county of Norfolk, comprehending historical, statistical, topographical descriptions of Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn, Thetford, the market towns, and of every parish and village in the county, to which will be added A complete directory, with the hundred, ecclesiastical, Poor Law, and police district divisions, and the seats and lineage of the county nobility and gentry
1844
Online images available at :-  Noah
Robson
National Directory
1839
Online images available at :-  Historical
Slater, Isaac
Slater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire,and Suffolk.
1850 [Manchester: Isaac Slater]
Online images available at :-  Noah
Universal
The Universal British Directory
1793-98
[ISBN 1898593000: Reprinted by M.Winton 1993]
[Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #1134nfk]
Whatley, Stephen
Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England
1750
[London: J. and P. Knapton, 1751]
White, Francis and Company
History, gazetteer and directory of Norfolk and the city and county of Norwich, comprising a general survey of the county.
1854 [Sheffield: White]
[Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0345]
Online images available at :-   Historical  ,  Noah   &   books.google.co.uk
 
White, William
  • History, gazetteer and directory of Norfolk: including the city of Norwich and comprising a general survey of the county.
    1836 (1st ed)
    [Sheffield: William White.]
    Online images available at :-  books.google.co.uk   &   Noah
  • History, gazetteer and directory of Norfolk: including the city of Norwich and comprising a general survey of the county.
    1845 (2nd ed)
    [Sheffield: William White.]
    1845 [Newton Abbot: David & Charles reprint 1969]
    1845 [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0815]
    Online images available at :-  books.google.co.uk   &   Noah
  • History, gazetteer and directory of Norfolk: including the city of Norwich and comprising a general survey of the county.
    1864 (3rd ed)
    [Sheffield: William White.]
    [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #1213]
    [Copy at archive.org]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
  • History, gazetteer and directory of Norfolk: including the city of Norwich and comprising a general survey of the county.
    1883 (4th ed)
    [Sheffield: William White.]
    1883 [Cinderford: archivecdbooks,CD #0709]
    Online images available at :-  Noah
  • History, gazetteer and directory of Norfolk: including the city of Norwich and comprising a general survey of the county.
    1890 (5th ed)
    [Sheffield: William White.]
    Online images available at :-  Historical   &   Noah

Online Images

Online images as indicated in the above list are linked to just once below.

  1. Noah - Items marked as such are accessible via the Norfolk Sources website.
  2. Historical Directories - (University of Leicester).
  3. books.google.co.uk - Note that individual links to each directory are given in text above.

Transcriptions

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Notes

  • Entries in the above lists are followed by the publishing information where known in the following layout:
    Author, compiler or publisher.
    Title or description
    Date(s)
    [Place published/publisher]
  • After some will be see the letters CD which means that it is available on a CDROM.

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February 2015