Place:Aylsham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesAelsahamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
Aileshamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
Ailessamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates52.817°N 1.25°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoSouth Erpingham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
St. Faiths and Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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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.

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