"NARFORD is a parish and village, nearly a mile east of the above [ie Narborough], and on the same side of the river Nar, 5 miles N.W. of Swaffham. It has 113 inhabitants, and about 1872 acres of land, all the property of Andrew Fountaine, Esq., of NARFORD HALL, a handsome brick mansion, with a well-wooded lawn and pleasure grounds, built by Sir Andrew Fountaine. . . . The CHURCH (Virgin Mary) has three bells, and a square tower, on which Sir A. Fountaine erected a wooden spire. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d. It is in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely, and has been enjoyed since 1790, with that of Narborough, by the Rev. Wm. Allen, M.A., as noticed above [i.e. under Narborough]. The Bishop of Ely owns the rectorial tithes, now held on lease by the Rev. E.B. Sparke, of Feltwell. A chapel, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, formerly stood on the hill, opposite Westacre Priory, to which it was granted by Edward IV." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]
See also Narborough.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
- Church of St Mary
- Services, minister, description, picture, etc.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Narford to another place.
Narford is in South Greenhoe hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Narford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Davison, Alan J.
- The desertion of Narford: a reassessment of the evidence.
[Norwich, Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group, in "Bulletin of the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group", no.1, 1992]
- and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF765138 (Lat/Lon: 52.692772, 0.610512), Narford which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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.)
- Roll of Honour
- World War 1.
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.