Place:Tunstall, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.621°N 1.566°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWalsham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Halvergate, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Tunstall is a village and former civil parish, since 1935 a section of the civil parish of Halvergate in the Broadland District of Norfolk, England. It lies some 14 miles (22.5 km) southeast of Norwich alongside the River Bure.

The ruinous mediaeval parish church of St Peter and St Paul is a grade II* listed building. Although repaired 1705 and extended in 1853, only the chancel is now usable. According to local legend, the church's bells were stolen by the Devil. He plunged with them into a nearby boggy pool, whence their tolling can occasionally be heard.

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

"TUNSTALL, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; 3¾ miles N of Reedham [railway] station, and 8 W of [Great] Yarmouth. Post town: Acle. Acres: 1,612. Real property: £3,006. Population: 112. Houses: 23. The property is chiefly divided among four. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £48. Patron: the Bishop of [Norwich]. The church's chancel is good."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Tunstall. 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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