Links to History


Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre Martineau Lane Norwich NR1 2DQ Tel: 01603 222 599 Fax: 01603 761885 E-mail:
Norfolk Historic Buildings Group
was formed to bring together all those who appreciate old buildings and who want to learn more about them. We aim to collect and record information about Norfolk's historic buildings, and to share this information through talks, group visits, training exercises, workshops, publications.
Parish Registers - FreeGen
The parish registers of both St Peter and St Mary have been transcribed in part and records are available to search for on this web site. The transcription of these registers is in progress. The original registers are housed in the Noroflk Record Office
Parish Registers - photographed copies
Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900 - Images from microfilm copies made by the Later Day Saints - containing records of christening, marriage and burial entries. Forncett St Peter and Forncett St Mary are among these registers
Faden's Norfolk Map
The map was the first large-scale map (at one inch to the mile) of the whole county and shows the landscape just prior to Parliamentary Enclosure of the early 19th century. Surveyed between 1790 and 1794 the map was published in 1797 in London by William Faden, Geographer to His Majesty. Within 15 years of the map’s publication the extensive commons, heaths and warrens had largely disappeared.
Federation of Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Societies
The Federation exists to help co-ordinate activities between societies and to enable the sharing of information. The web site contains a listing of a very large number of Norfolk Historical Societies
Norfolk Family History Society
Kirby Hall 70 St Giles Street Norwich Norfolk NR2 1LS (United Kingdom) Tel: 01603 763 718 (answerphone out of hours) email: Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm (open lunchtime) Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm The Society welcomes people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history.
Norfolk Heritage Centre
This is the ideal place to research family and local history. It is situated on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library and combines in one convenient location the collections of the Norfolk Studies Library with many of the Norfolk Record Office’s resources on microfilm and microfiche.
Norfolk Mills
Standing watermills and windmills are now a rarity and this website is intended to provide a pictorial and historical record of all the mills I can trace here in Norfolk, England. Site maintained by Jonathan Neville
Norfolk Pubs
The archive is based upon Licence Records, Newspaper articles, Business Records, Sale & Auction documents and Directories.
British History Online
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
PASE Domesday
A database of Domesday Book linked to mapping resources.
More Links
Links to Norfolk local history & Norfolk websites, maintained by Jonathan Neville.