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Kilverstone

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"KILVERSTONE, in the vale of the Thet river, 1¼ mile E. of Thetford, is a parish, with 47 inhabitants, and 1869 acres of sandy land, the property of John Wright, Esq., who resides at the Hall, a nea mansion of flint, in a pleasant park, extending down to the river. The Church is a small edifice, with a low round tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book, at £7. 14s. 9d., and now having 26A. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £140, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in the crown, and the Rev. Thos. Methold, of Thetford, is the incumbent. Besides the Hall, here are only a few cottages." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright ©Pamela Littlefair]

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The name may also be spelled Kilverston.

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Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Kilverstone Monumental Inscriptions
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Medway Series, 2000?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Rockland, 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 Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Pictures of 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), Kilverstone was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Kilverstone is in Shropham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Shropham Hundred
Description of Shropham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Kilverstone 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

Clover, R.D.
Tale of an area: a village study and history of Croxton, Kilverstone, and Barnham (Suffolk) and the infancy of Thetford.
[ISBN 0950547905, Thetford, 1975]
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Land & Property

Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1767-1768, 1781-1798, 1800-1822, and 1822-1833.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL895841 (Lat/Lon: 52.422418, 0.784919), Kilverstone which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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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
FamiliesPopulation
18016970
18117834
18218831
18318836
18417--47
18518--36
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861  9--  39
18711415  69
18811518  85
18911212  68
19011414  75
1911--22100

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.