|Alt names||Aelsaham||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 186|
|Ailesham||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 186|
|Ailessam||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 186|
|Type||Town, Civil parish|
|Located in||Norfolk, England|
|See also||South Erpingham Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1935|
|St. Faiths and Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1935-1974|
|Broadland District, Norfolk, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Aylsham is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Bure in north Norfolk, England, about 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Norwich. The river rises near Melton Constable, 18 kilometres (11 mi) upstream from Aylsham and continues to Great Yarmouth and the North Sea, although it was only made navigable after 1779, allowing grain, coal and timber to be brought up river.
The town is close to large estates and grand country houses at Blickling, Felbrigg, Mannington and Wolterton, which are important tourist attractions.
The civil parish has an area of 17.52 square kilometres and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 5,504 in 2448 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Broadland.
The FamilySearch Wiki has some notes on the history of the parish church, Aylsham St. Michael.
- GENUKI provides a long list of references for Aylsham. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
Categories: Norfolk, England | Aylsham, Norfolk, England | South Erpingham Hundred, Norfolk, England | Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, England | St. Faiths and Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, England | Broadland District, Norfolk, England