"SNAREHILL, one mile E. of Thetford, though united with Rushford parish, is an extra-parochial estate, containing 28 inhabitants, and anciently in two hamlets, called Great and Little Snarehill, the former comprising 1,666 acres of heath, and the latter 380 acres, on which is Snarehill House, the seat of H.C. Partridge, Esq., the owner of the estate, which lately belonged to Thos. Redhead, Esq. . . . . " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
The name may also be spelled Snareshill.
It was formerly part of Rushford, and became a parish in about 1860.
See also Rushford.
- 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.
- There is no parish church.
- 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 Snarehill to another place.
Snarehill is in Guiltcross Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Guiltcross Hundred
- Description of Guiltcross Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Snarehill has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL887816 (Lat/Lon: 52.40001, 0.77282), Snarehill which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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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.
- 1841 Census
- "The population of Snarehill was probably returned with that of Rushford prior to 1841."
- 1861 Census
- "Great and Little Snarehill and Rymer, formerly extra-parochial, are now parishes for the purposes of Act 20 Vict.c.19." (Rymer is in Suffolk).