East Somerton, Norfolk
Somerton, East, a parish in Norfolk, 8½ miles NNW of Yarmouth, and 2 N from Hemsby station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. Post town, West Somerton, under Yarmouth; money order office, Winterton; telegraph office, Martham. Acreage, 831; population, 62. Burnley Hall is a pleasant country mansion standing amidst its own gardens, and is the property of the Charsley family. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Winterton. The church is now only an ivy-clad ruin.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Somerton St. Mary|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Somerton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Somerton, East (St. Mary))
Online maps of East Somerton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.