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Blofield, Norfolk

Historical Description

Blofield, a village and a parish, and head of a union in Norfolk. The village stands near the Norwich and Yarmouth section of the G.E.R. and the river Yare, 1 mile NE of Brundall railway station, and 7 E of Norwich, has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Norwich, and is a seat of petty sessions. The parish comprises 2321 acres; population, 1151. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £614 with residence. Patrons, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The church is a building of flint and stone in 15th century Gothic style. There are also Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and some useful charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBlofield St. Andrew 
HundredBlofield 
Poor Law unionBlofield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Blofield:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1545-19011545-19011547-19151546-1901


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blofield from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Blofield are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictBroadland
CountyNorfolk
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtNR13
Post TownNorwich