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Sturston

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"STURSTON parish, on the river Wissey, 5½ miles S.W. by S. of Watton, has only 75 inhabitants and 2000 acres of sandy land, in two farms, belonging to Lord Walsingham. About 800A. form a prolific rabbit warren and sheep walk. The Church (Holy Cross) has long been in ruins. The sinecure curacy, valued at £28, is in the gift of Lord Walsingham and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Pearse, M.A., of Hanwell. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1864) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Starston.

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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.
  • The parish church was dedicated to the Holy Cross, but it was in ruins before 1845.
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Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: Stanford with Sturston 1699-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, monograph series no.22, 1987]
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), Sturston was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Sturston 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 Sturston 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 TL878935 (Lat/Lon: 52.507158, 0.765653), Sturston 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
18014528
18116636
18217742
18314649
18418--47
18519--62
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186110--75
1871111358
1881121266
1891141478
1901111156
1911--1152

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.