Place:Freethorpe, Norfolk, England

Alt namesFrietorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
Torpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.585°N 1.559°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Freethorpe is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, about 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Great Yarmouth. It covers an area of 9.51 km2 (3.67 sq mi) and had a population of 906 in 363 households at the 2001 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it now falls within the Broadland District.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Freethorpe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1871-72:

"FREETHORPE, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; near the river Yare, 2 miles N of Reedham [railway] station, and 4 S by E of Acle. Post town, Reedham, under Norwich. Acres, 869. Real property: £2,177. Populstion: 425. Houses: 94. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Reeding, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is ancient, and was recently restored. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Freethorpe. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also supplies a map illustrating the individual parishes of Blofield Hundred.
  • GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
  • has the following lists as of 2018 (UK or worldwide Ancestry membership or library access required). With the exception of the index to wills these files are browsible images of the original documents. The files are separated by type and broken down into time periods (i.e., "Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812" is more than one file). The general explanatory notes are worth reading for those unfamiliar with English parish records.
  • Index to wills proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich : and now preserved in the District Probate Registry at Norwich
  • Norfolk, England, Bishop's Transcripts, 1579-1935
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
  • FindMyPast is another pay site with large collection of parish records. As of October 2018 they had 20 types of Norfolk records available to browse including Land Tax Records and Electoral Registers.
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