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Gunthorpe, Norfolk

Historical Description

Gunthorpe, a parish in Norfolk, 5½ miles SW from Holt, and 1½ mile from Thursford station on the Midland and G.N. Joint railway. Post town, Briningham, under Dereham; money order and telegraph office, Melton Constable. Acreage, 1114; population of the civil parish, 213; of the ecclesiastical, with Bale, 452. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Bale, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross yearly value, £570 with residence. The church is a building of flint in the Early English style, and there is a Wesleyan chapel. Gunthorpe Hall is a mansion of red brick, standing in a park of about 100 acres.

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 parishGunthorpe St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWalsingham 

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

Church Records

We have transcribed the Marriages at Gunthorpe St. Mary, 1754-1838., 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 Gunthorpe:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Gunthorpe from the following:


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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.

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR24
Post TownMelton Constable