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Geldeston, Norfolk

Historical Description

Geldeston, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands near the Waveney Valley branch of the G.E E., 2½ miles W by N of Beccles, and has a station on the rail-"way, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Beccles. The parish comprises 842 acres; population, 318.

Geldeston Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £155 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style.

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


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

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishGeldestone St. Michael 
Poor Law unionLoddon and Clavering 

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

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Geldeston from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR34
Post TownBeccles