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Find people in Norwich

If you're looking for a telephone number in Norwich, use the search box above to get started. The local STD code for Norwich is 01603.

Norwich is a city which combines the best of modern amenities with an unrivalled array of heritage landmarks. 900 years ago, it started life as a market town and has since amassed a collection of beautiful historic buildings and churches.

Today, Norwich has a population of 213,166 people and is the fourth most densely populated Local Authority District within the Eastern region, with 33.9 people per hectare. Greater Norwich also has high growth projections, with an additional 33,000 homes and 35,000 new jobs by 2021.

Whilst this is great news for the population of Norwich, it's not going to be easy to track someone down in this growing city, if you rely on old-fashioned methods. Our people-tracing tool allows you to find details, such as someone's current address and telephone number, at the click of a button.

To begin, simply enter the person's name and as much information as you can about their address, into the search box at the top of the page.

The rest of this guide will provide you with more information about Norwich's electoral register, census records and archives, to aid you with you search.


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Norwich Electoral Register

Here at White Pages, we offer you access to the edited version of the electoral register. Whilst this is an incredibly useful tool, it has been possible for people to opt-out of appearing on the edited register since 2003.

However, their names will still appear on the full electoral register, providing you with essential details for tracking them down. You can view the full electoral register, under supervision, at specified venues or the British Library.

In Norwich, you can view current and historic versions of the full electoral register at:

Norfolk Records Office
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane

The centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9:30am-5pm and Thursday 9am-7pm.

Changes in City Boundaries

Whilst Norwich's suburbs have spread outside of its medieval walls, there have been no major historical changes to the city's boundaries. This means that if you are conducting a genealogical search in the area, it's likely that Norfolk Records Office (mentioned above) will contain the records you're looking for.

Wards of Norwich

The city of Norwich is divided into 13 wards, listed as:

  • Bowthorpe
  • Catton Grove
  • Crome
  • Eaton
  • Lakenham
  • Mancroft
  • Mile Cross
  • Nelson
  • Sewell
  • Thorpe Hamlet
  • Town Close
  • University
  • Wensum

Including the name of one of these wards in your people search may help to refine your results.

For More on Norwich's Local History

Norfolk Library and Information Service offers a wealth of information for local people interested in researching their family history, or simply the history of the area.

Ancestry.com is available for free in all 47 Norfolk libraries, giving you access to millions of family history records. There are also collections of local studies, books, images, maps, newspapers, wills and parish records.

Try visiting the Norfolk Heritage Centre, situated on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library at:

The Forum
Millennium Plain

The centre provides you with access to local records and monthly family history courses. The library is open Monday - Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Heritage Hour is held most Tuesdays at 5:30pm and most Wednesdays at 12:30pm.