Norwich St Giles, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Norwich St Giles, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Norwich St Giles, Norfolk
St Giles on the Hill Norwich.JPG
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Norwich Borough
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Norwich
Registration District Norwich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Norwich
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

History[edit | edit source]

Norwich St Giles is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

There has been a Church on the site since before the Normans came to Norwich, but there is no trace of that building now. St Giles Church as it stands today has its origins in 1386, when a bequest was given to start the building the church. By 1424, the tower was almost finished, and by 1430 the building was complete enough for funerals to take place. The chancel is more modern and was built during the 19th century.

The church is the highest point in the city and the tower is the highest of any church in the city or county. Norwich, parl. and mun. bor., city, co. town of Norfolk, and co. in itself, on river Wensum, 20 miles W. of Yarmouth and 114 NE. of London by rail, 7472 ac.[1]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Norwich St Giles, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[5]
Norwich St Giles, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1538-1812, 1829-1842
FS PRs Undefined 1538-1900 Undefined 1538-1900 Undefined 1538-1857
IGI 1538-1850 1540-1837
TGEN 1538-1812 1538-1812 1540-1901 1540-1901 1538-1856 1538-1856

Images of the parish register are available on FamilySearch

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Norwich
  • registration events post 1837 may be searched online at Free BMD

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Norwich Poor Law Union

See also England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

England Jurisdictions 1851

Websites[edit | edit source] for historic photographs of the church

Norwich Historic Churches Trust the church website

References:[edit | edit source]

  1. John Bartholomew., John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Date accessed: 27 September 2013.
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.
  3. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 20 March 2014.
  5. 'Subscription Coverage Catalogue', TheGenealogist, accessed 11 January 2016.