"HARDLEY, in the vale of the Yare, 2½ miles E.N.E. of Loddon, and 12 miles E.S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 214 souls, and 1,428A. of land, belonging to several owners, the largest of whom is Sir W. B. Procter, lord of the manor. Hardley Cross, near a staith, is the boundary of the jurisdictions of Norwich and Yarmouth on the river. The CHURCH (St. Margaret,) has a round tower and three bells. The Trustees of the Great Hospital, Norwich, are impropriators of the tithes, (commuted in 1842 for £312 per annum,) and patrons of the curacy certified at £40, and held by the Rev. Thomas Watson, of Costessey." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
Hardley includes Hardley Street.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, 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 Margaret.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hardley to another place.
Hardley is in Loddon Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Loddon Hundred
- Description of Loddon Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Hardley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Hardley and Langley Inclosure Act, 1810.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Hardley and Langley, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1810]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG380012 (Lat/Lon: 52.55642, 1.509933), Hardley which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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.