"ALBURGH, a village on an acclivity, 3 miles N.E. by N. of Harleston, and 5 miles W. of Bungay, has in its parish 589 souls, and 1514 acres of land, belonging to several charities in Norwich, and to a number of freeholders, the largest of whom is George Grout, Esq. It lies in several manors." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Redenhall, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Killick, Stanley E.
The Congregational churches of Harleston Wortwell Denton and Alburgh: a short history.
[Ramsgate, Kent, The Church Publishers, 1967?]

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Alburgh was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Alburgh is in Earsham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Earsham Hundred
Description of Earsham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Alburgh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Alburgh and Wortwell Inclosure Act, 1801.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the commonable fen lands, commons, and waste grounds, within the parish of Alburgh, and hamlet of Wortwell, in the county of Norfolk [1801]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM273865 (Lat/Lon: 52.429275, 1.341533), Alburgh which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law