Castle Rising, Norfolk Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 15:37, 8 April 2013 by Hildrethsusan1 (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

England  Gotoarrow.png  Norfolk Gotoarrow.png  Norfolk Parishes

Castle Rising St Lawrence.JPG

Parish History

CASTLE-RISING (St. Lawrence), a parish, and formerly a borough and market-town, in the union and hundred of Freebridge-Lynn, W. division of Norfolk. [1]

Castle Rising St Lawrence is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich.

The Church is Norman but has been heavily restored in subsequent centuries built in the 1150s by William d'Albini, at the same time as his castle.

The restorations by Anthony Salvin in the 1840s, and George Street in the 1850s, were unlike other restorations in the Sandringham area not funded by the Prince of Wales and preceded his purchase of Sandringham House.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Freebridge Lynn 1837-1938
  • King's Lynn 1939-1974

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 343/1-6

This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held
A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication

Baptisms and burials 1736-1818 Marriages 1736-1817
1526742 Item 9 for images of the church and Baptism transcripts Norfolk Baptism Project

Census records


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. transcript of 1891 census

Poor Law Unions

Freebridge Lynn

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 526-531.