"TUNSTALL, 8 miles W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 116 souls, and about 1611 acres of land, mostly the property of Andrew Fountaine, Esq., the lord of the manor. The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul,) is in ruins, except the small chancel, which is used for divine service. The land is tithe free, and the living is a perpetual curacy, certified at £6. 13s. 4d., and valued, in 1831, at £56. It was augmented, from 1743 to 1801, with £800 of Queen Anne's Bounty, which was laid out in land. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. Thomas C. Haddon is incumbent, and has £6 a year from the lord of the manor."[William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Tunstall was in Blofield Registration District.

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Historical Geography

Tunstall is in Walsham Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law