Published by Valerie Root on Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:15

Family history is very popular. People regularly come from near and far to find out if their ancestors are buried in Aylsham Parish Church.  Family historians whether local or based anywhere in the world can do a quick simple search on the internet or in person at the church to see whether there is a memorial.

The information on over 1000 individual graves and memorial plaques in the parish church dating from 1490 to 2019 have been collated into one easily searched document.

The first attempt to record the memorials was started in 1807 by Francis Blomefield.  Then nearly 200 years later in the 1980s members of the WI nationally had a campaign to record memorials in churchyards across the country. The memorial inscriptions on the graves, on the war memorial and on plaques inside Aylsham Parish Church were recorded. Many of the gravestones in the churchyard, were worn, dirty or broken and difficult to read.  In the ”pre-computer” age the transcribers carefully wrote out all the information.  

A volunteer has collated all these records together with hundreds of new discoveries and they are available online on this website, follow this link

The information is also recorded in a printed book available to view in the Church.

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