North Walsham & District Community Archive


North Walsham Past and Present. Published 1975.


All books owe much to other people who contribute material, suggest topics, criticise constructively or collaborate in any of a hundred ways.

We would like to thank the townsfolk for their help in making surveys, to firms in the town who have given information and illustrations and to the libraries of Norfolk County Council who have produced much rare material for our appraisal.

Girls past and present at the High School have made a great contribution to this book, both directly as artists and cartographers and also as surveyors and producers of leads. Brenda Norton, Frances Browne and Sally Howarth produced the drawings under the helpful eye of Peter Forrester.

Further afield, the Public Record Office at Porchesteri Road and Chancery Lane has been most helpful, as have the University libraries of East Anglia, London, Cambridge and Leicester.

 North Walsham Population Trends




Norfolk Record Office, Norwich.
public Record Office, London.
Census and legal materials.
Minute Books, ENR, E&M, N&SJR and M&GNJR.
Shareholders Registers, ENR 1872, E&MR 1885.
Committee Proceedings, House of Lords and House of Commons, concerning railways and public works from l845.
Annual Reports of ENR, E&MR, GER, M&GNJR and N&SJR.
Reports of municipal and official bodies.


Agricultural History Review
Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk
Cromer & North Walsham Post
Eastern Daily Press East Anglian Magazine
Eastern Evening News
Economic Geography
Economic History Review
Edgar Allan News
Great Eastern Railway Magazine
Herapath's Railway Journal
Journalof Transport History
Norfolk Archaeology
Norfolk Chronicle
Norfolk Fais*
North-East Norfolk Country Churchman
Norfolk Railway Society Bulletin
North Norfolk News
Norwich Mercury
Railway Magazine
Railway News
Railway World
Textile History
Trains Illustrated
Transactions of the Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists Soc.
Transport History Yorks. Bull, of Econ. & Soc. Res.


Albert W. Allen C. J.
Allison K.
Bacon R.
Bailey P. Barritt C.
Bennett G.
The Turnpike Road System The Great Eastern Railway The L. N. E. R. Wool supply and worsted cloth industry in Norfolk in the 16th & 17th centuries Report on the Agriculture of Norfolk
History of the Ag. of Norfolk The Norwich Area North Walsham Highway Crosses
The Pastons & their England Bibliography of Norfolk History- U. E. A. Bischoff J.    A Comp. Hist, of Woollen &
Worsted Manufacturing Blomefield F. History of Norfolk Bonser K.     The Drovers Bradshaw's Official Guide Bradshaw's Railway Manual Bradshaw!s Canal & Navigable Waterways British Assn. Norwich & its Region Bryant's Map of Norfolk Bryant's Norfolk Churches. Burroughes H. Poll Book 1817 Caroe L.
Cambridge 1972 London 1966 " 1963
Leeds 1955
London 1844 " 1849 Sheffield 1971 North
Walshaml945 Cambridgel951 Norwich 1975
London 1842 London 1806 London 1971 1874 onwards 1863 " 1888 & 1907 Norwich 1961
Norwich 1817
Chubb T.
Clapham J 11
Cambridge 1966 Norwich 1928
Urban Change in East Anglia in the 19th century Descriptive list of printed maps of Norfolk
Concise Econ. Hist, of Britain Cam. 1949 Econ. Hist, Mod. Britain " 1926
ed. Clark & Slack Crisis & Order in English
Towns 1500-1700 London 1973
Clark R. Short Hist, of the M&GNJR      Norwich 196 7
Clifford F.      Agricultural Lockout of 1874 London 1875
Darby H. The Domesday Geog. E. England Camb. 1952 Dixon J.        North Walsham N. W. 1927
East Anglia-A Guide to Business Location Eppingl972 East Anglia-A Regional Survey E. A. C. C. 1968 East Anglian Magazine-Index to 1J960 Ipswichl962 E. A. Regional Strategy Team-Strategic Choice
for East Anglia London 1974
East Suffolk & Norfolk River Authority, Ann. Rep. 1965-73 Edwards G.     From Crow Scaring to Westr. London 1922 Ekwall E. Ox. Dictionary of Eng. Place Na. London 1960 Faden's Map of Norfolk 1797
Funnell B.ed. The Geology of Norfolk Norwich 1971
Gee W. C. A paper on the sanitary problems of N. W. Geological Survey l" and " sheets. Gladwin & White English Canals
Goddard J. Grinling C. Greenhill B.
Notes re the History of N. W. History of the GNR Schooners
Hadfield C. Haggard H. R. Hare G.
Canals of England English Agriculture History of the Great Church of St Nicholas Heard N. Wool-E. A.'s Golden Fleece
Hissey J. A tour in a Phaeton
Hoare C. History of a Norfolk Soke
Joby R. The East Norfolk Railway
" The Norfolk & Suffolk Joint
Kelly's Directories of Norfolk from 1850. Ketton-Cremer W. Norfolk Assembly Lambert J. et al The making of the Broads
Lewin H. Lubbock R. Malster R. Marshall W Mason R. Maxwell R Messent C
Mosby J,
The Railway Mania The fauna of Norfolk Wherries & Waterways The Rural Econ. of Norfolk History of Norfolk et al Norwich & Nfk. Jt. Study
Old Cottages & Farmhouses of Norfolk
Norfolk.Land Ut. Survey
S. dbcfstone Unpublished London 1898 Newton Abbot 1970
London 1902
N. W. ? Laven. 1970 London 1889 Bedfordl918 Norwich 1975
London 1957 London 1960 London 1936 London 1879 Laven. 1971 London 1787 London 1886 Norwichl966
Norwich 1928 London 1938
Nature Conservancy Report on Broadland London 1965 Orwin fct The Open Fields London 1935
Paston Letters   Everyman edition London 1973
Pevsner N.     North-East Norfolk & Nch. London 1962 Poll Books      Various dates Norwich Pollard J.       Norfolk, Suff. & Cam. Leaders Exeter 18961 Powell E. The Peasant's Revolt Camb. 1896
Priestley E.    Hist, a/c of Nav. Rivers & Can. Londonl83]j Rogers J. T.    History of Agriculture VolII Oxford 1869 Rye W. A List of Norf. Place Names Norwich 192a
" A Popular Hist, of Norfolk    London 1885
Index to Norfolk Topography Norwich 1881 Springall L. M. Labouring Life in Nfk. Villages Londonl9' Taylor R. Index Monasticus London 1821
Thompson F. Landed Estates in 19th c. London 1963 Victoria County History-Norfolk London 1906
Vincent J.        Through E. A. in a motor car. Londonl907 Water Supply Papers of the IGS;Records of Wells in the North Walsham Area N. E. R. C. London 1970
White W.        Directory of Norfolk Sheffield 1836
Willan T.        River Nav. before 1750 jLondon 1937
Woodforde W. Diary of a Country Parson II London 1970 Wrottesley A. The M&GNJR New. Abb. 197i
Young A. Gen View of the Ag. of Nfk.   London 1804