Place:Reedham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesRedahamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Redehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.551°N 1.576°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWalsham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, England|rural district 1894-1935
Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Reedham is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England and within the area of lakes and rivers called The Broads. It is on the north bank of the River Yare, some 12 miles (19 km) east of the city of Norwich, 7.5 mi (12.1 km) southwest of the town of Great Yarmouth and the same distance northwest of the Suffolk town of Lowestoft.

Before the draining of the marshes towards Great Yarmouth, Reedham was a coastal village which included a Roman lighthouse. Fragments of Roman brick and stone can be found in the local church.

King Edmund of East Anglia is said to have lived here. The Fastolf family, whose most celebrated member was Sir John Fastolf (1380–1459), are recorded here from the 13th century.

The civil parish includes a significant area of nearby marshland, together with the famously isolated settlement of Berney Arms. It has an area of 4.81 sq mi (12.5 km2) and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 925 in 406 households, increasing to a population of 1,207 in 505 households at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Broadland.

Reedham Ferry, a chain ferry just outside the village, is the only road crossing point on the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. The railway line between Norwich and Lowestoft crosses the river on Reedham Swing Bridge. Reedham railway station, which serves the village, gives connections to Norwich, Lowestoft, and Great Yarmouth (via Berney Arms).

In 1935 a detached part of the civil parish of Moulton St. Mary adjacent to Reedham was absorbed into the parish.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Reedham. 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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