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Lynford

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"LYNFORD parish has only 105 inhabitants, and about 1100 acres of land, from 7 to 8 miles N.N.W. of Thetford. Sir Richard Sutton, Bart., of Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire, purchased this estate and that of Cranwich, of J.W.D. Merest, Esq., about 22 years ago, when he also purchased the adjoining estate of West Tofts Hall, which is occupied by his farm steward, and occasionally visited by him. Lynford Hall, now occupied by Sir Richard's servants, was built in 1717, and its park is added to that of West Tofts. The CHURCH was demolished several centuries ago, and its site is now enclosed and planted with Scotch firs, in the south-west part of the court yard leading to the hall. The benefice was annihilated with the church." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • There is no parish church.
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Church History

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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), Lynford was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Lynford is in Grimshoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Lynford 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL819911 (Lat/Lon: 52.48772, 0.678274), Lynford 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
1801  5  5  37
1811  9  9  67
18211012  52
18311617  90
184118--105
185119--  89
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186123--  95
18712326102
18812121109
18912323101
19012121100
1911--22115

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.

1911 Census
Out of the population of 115, 19 were in one institution or large establishment.