Difference between revisions of "Great Plumstead, Norfolk Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Added to parish records)
Line 68: Line 68:
http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/greatplumstead/index.html Norfolk Churches website<br>  
http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/greatplumstead/index.html Norfolk Churches website<br>  
== Resources ==
== Reference  ==

Revision as of 20:38, 8 April 2013

England  Gotoarrow.png  Norfolk Gotoarrow.png  Norfolk Parishes

Parish History

PLUMSTEAD, GREAT (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blofield, E. division of Norfolk, 4½ miles (E.) from Norwich. [1]

Great Plumstead St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich.

The church lost the original tower which was replaced with a brick one. It then had a catastrophic fire in 1891 which destroyed much of the church except the tower and the church was rebuilt.


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.

  • Blofield 1837-1938
  • Norwich Outer 1939-1974
  • Norwich

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 on Historic Records (formerly Record Search)
Norfolk Record Office reference PD 123

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.

1891 Census Surnames Index courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archive

Land Records 

1597 Subsidy Taxes courtesy of Norfolk Transcription Archive

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.

Poor Law Unions

Blofield       http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Blofield/Blofield.shtml

The union consisted of the following parishes: Acle, Beighton, Blofield, Bradestone, Brundall, Buckenham Ferry, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Edmund, Burlingham St Peter, Cantley, Freethorpe, Halvergate, Hassingham, Hemblington, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Moulton, Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead, Postwick, Ranworth with Panxworth, Reedham, Southwood, Strumpshaw, Thorpe St Andrew, Tunstall, Upton with Fishley, Walsham St Lawrence, Walsham St Mary, Wickhampton, Witton, Woodbastwick.
Blofield Union was incorporated under the 1834 Act. The Union Workhouse was opened in 1836 at Lingwood. Blofield Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 3 in 1930.
Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 6 May 1971 (C/GP2/29) and on unknown dates

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

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/great-plumstead-st-mary/ for information about the parish


http://www.norwich.anglican.org/church?deanery=2 Blofield Deanery

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/norfolk/great+and+little+plumstead British Listed Buildings

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/greatplumstead/index.html Norfolk Churches website


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 578-586Date accessed: 19 March 2013.