Norfolk Newspapers


This page shows which Norfolk newspapers exist, their dates if known, and whether they can be viewed in a library or online. It is always worth searching for a surname or a place, for example for sales of houses, shops and farms, bankruptcies, shipping, inquests, thefts, court cases, and trade advertisements.

National newspapers and those for other counties are also useful, especially for people who lived near the county boundaries. Personal columns often include people from outside the immediate area.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
March 2015

Present-day Newspapers

Newspaper Archives

These archives contain collections of national and international newspapers, including those for Norfolk.

Norfolk Newspapers

The libraries in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford have local newspapers on fiche, film and paper. See
       Norfolk Family History and Local Studies Libraries

This is a list of some Norfolk newspapers. Dates are included only to give an indication of when they were published.

  • Aylsham, Reepham and Foulsham Post
  • Bury and Norwich Post - 1802-1846
  • Cromer, Sheringham and District Weekly Press
  • Dereham and Fakenham Times
  • Diss Express - 1866-1954
  • Diss, Harleston, Bungay, Beccles and Eye Journal
  • Downham Market Gazette - 1880-1922
  • Eastern Daily Press - 1870 onwards
  • Eastern Evening Mail - 1906
  • Eastern Evening News - 1882 onwards
  • Eastern Morning Gazette - 1902-1904
  • Eastern Star - 1891-1892
  • Eastern Weekly Leader - 1894-1896
  • Fakenham and Wells Times
  • Fakenham Post
  • Holt, Melton Constable and Wells Post
  • Hunstanton News and County Press
  • Lynn Advertiser and West Norfolk Herald
  • Lynn News
  • Norfolk Chronicle - 1776-1955
  • Norfolk Daily Standard - 1885-1905
  • Norfolk Monitor - 1845
  • Norfolk News - 1845-1961
  • North Norfolk News
  • North Walsham Post and East Norfolk Standard
  • Norwich Advertiser
  • Norwich Argus - 1863-1892
  • Norwich Gazette - 1706-1747
  • Norwich Mercury - 1722-1998
  • Norwich Post - 1707-1712
  • Norwich Postman - 1708-1709
  • Norwich, Yarmouth and Lynn Courier - 1818-1823
  • Swaffham Journal - 1879
  • Thetford and Brandon Times
  • Thetford and Watton Times
  • Wells Herald
  • Wymondham and Attleborough Express
  • Yarmouth and Gorleston Times
  • Yarmouth Mercury
  • Yarmouth Weekly Standard - 1906


Norfolk Newspapers

Euren, A.D.
History of Norwich Mercury.
The first provincial newspaper: a brief survey of the earliest Norwich newspapers, with facsimile reprints of the Norwich Mercury 1727-1728.
[Norwich, Norwich Mercury, 1924]
Fowler, E. and Payne, M.
The Norwich Post: its contemporaries and successors.
[Norwich, Norfolk News Co., 1951]
Goodwyn, Edwin Alvis
Selections from Norwich newspapers, 1760-1790.
[ISBN 0900227087, Ipswich, East Anglian Magazine Ltd, 1972]
Stedman, R.
Vox populi: the Norfolk newspaper press, 1760-1900.
[ISBN 0900592583, London, Library Association Thesis, 1971]

Lynn Advertiser

Simons, Janice
Marriage and Obituary Notices, extracted from The Lynn Advertiser and West Norfolk Herald.

Simons, Janice
Marriages and Obituary Notices, extracted from The Lynn Advertiser, Wisbech Constitutional Gazette, and Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Herald.

Transcribed Extracts

See the separate list of Transcribed Extracts.

Newspapers in Adjoining Counties