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Hardley

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"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]

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Hardley includes Hardley Street.

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Church Directories

  • 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.
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Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description, services and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Description, services, location, picture, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Margaret
Wall paintings in the church.
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Church Records

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), Hardley was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Hardley Drainage Mill
Description, restoration, pictures, etc.
Hardley Drainage Mill
Description and pictures.

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You can see pictures of Hardley which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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History

Carpenter, S.C.
Langley with Hardley: past and present.
[ISBN 0952893207, 1996]
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Land and Property

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]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

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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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 28 40 202
1811 27 40 196
1821 28 38 222
1831 37 40 211
1841 45 -- 214
1851 52 -- 255
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 57 -- 271
1871 59 59 244
1881 55 57 243
1891 57 58 246
1901 58 56 246
1911 -- 55 226

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.