|Alt names||Scelnangra||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 194|
|Sceluangraua||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 194|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Norfolk, England|
|See also||Diss Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1902|
|Depwade Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1902-1974|
|South Norfolk 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
Shelfanger is a village situated about 3 miles from the town of Diss in Norfolk, England. It covers an area of and had a population of 362 in 150 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 378 at the 2011 census.
In years gone by there were a school, a post office, a pub, three shops and a blacksmiths. These have all now been closed down.
This village has been previously recorded as Scelvangra, Schelfangyll, Shelfangles, Shelfhangre and Shelfhanger, though the significance of its name is largely unknown. In 1603, it had 142 communicants and in 1736 had nearly 40 dwellinghouses, and contained about 200 inhabitants.
- GENUKI provides a list of references for Shelfanger. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
- GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
- England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997
- England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812
- England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941
- England, Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1557-1915
- England, Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901
Categories: Norfolk, England | Shelfanger, Norfolk, England | Diss Hundred, Norfolk, England | Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, England | Depwade Rural, Norfolk, England | South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England