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"BARFORD parish has a village of detached houses, 7 miles W. of Norwich, and contains 417 souls, and 1059 acres of land. Mr John Leeder is lord of the manor, but many others have estates here. The CHURCH (St. Botolph,) is a small edifice, with a square tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4. 8s. 4d., was augmented, in 1732, with £20, given by the Rev. Jeremiah Revans, and £200 of Queen Anne's bounty. The Rev. Henry Franklin, of Norwich, is patron and incumbent, and has half of the rent of 30A. of glebe, the other moiety of which belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The tithes were commuted, in 1839, for £360 per annum. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Narford.

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Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Botolph, Barford, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2014]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, 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 St Botolph.
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Church History

Church of St Botolph
Description and pictures.
Church of St Botolph
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Tomalin, Ann
St Botolph, Barford: Church Registers: Baptisms and burials 1700-1794, banns and marriages 1754-1814.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1995]
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Barford is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

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

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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Barford Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Barford, in the county of Norfolk.
[George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Hill Farm, Barford: a history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1984]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG114076 (Lat/Lon: 52.625248, 1.121205), Barford which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801  3954253
1811  4065306
1821  4883387
1831  7983420
1841  98--417
1851104--430
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186194--419
18718587328
18817986315
18917880363
19017172307
1911--74282

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

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Societies