Place:Halvergate, Norfolk, England

Alt namesHalfriatesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.607°N 1.577°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWalsham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality since 1974
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Halvergate is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England, north of Reedham, between the Rivers Bure and Yare, within The Broads. To the east of the village is the hamlet of Wickhampton, a former parish absorbed into Halvergate parish in 1935, and the Halvergate Marshes.

The parish covers an area of 24.65 km2 (9.52 sq mi) and had a population of 468 in 202 households at the 2001 UK census, increasing to a population of 607 in 243 households at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the District of Broadland. The modern civil parish {post 1974) also includes the village of Tunstall.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Halvergate from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HALVERGATE, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; 3 miles SSE of Acle, and 3 N of Reedham {railway] station. Post town, Acle, under Norwich. Acres: 2,675. Real property: £[?],603. Population: 541. Houses: 113. The property is subdivided. Much of the land is moor and marsh. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £325. Patron: the Bishop of Norwich. The church is ancient; has a turretted tower; and was repaired in 1858. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a national school, a fuel allotment of 16 acres, and charities £5."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Halvergate. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also supplies a map illustrating the individual parishes of Walsham Hundred. Parishes labelled with letters should be identifiable from the Ordnance Survey Map of 1900.
  • 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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