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Parish History

CATFIELD (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Happing, E. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Stalham. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship. [1]

Catfield All Saints is an ancient parish in Waxham deanery of the Diocese of Norwich.

Catfield has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book Catfield is recorded by the names Cate(s)felda. The main landholders being Roger bigot and Count Alan.


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.

  • Tunstead 1837-1869
  • Smallburgh 1870-1938
  • North Walsham 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

Images of the parish register for this parish are available in historic records (formerly Record Search)
Norfolk Record Office reference PD 531/1-11

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.

http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/Catfield.htm transcript of 1891 census

Poor Law Unions

For Tunstead and Happing see http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/norf/smallburgh_workhouse.htm

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Hearth Tax

http://www.doun.org/transcriptions/documents.php?register_id=138&district_id=22&document_type=720 Hearth Tax 1664

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

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/catfield-all-saints/ for information about the parish.

http://www.norwich.anglican.org/church?church_id=783 waterside group benefice

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78545 British History online

http://www.paintedchurch.org/catsteph.htm Mediaeval painting in the church The Stoning of St Stephen

http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk/catfield.htm Literary Norfolk

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-224364-church-of-all-saints-catfield British Listed Buildings

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/catfield/catfield.htm Norfolk Churhces website


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 531-534.