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"BARMER parish, 7 miles N.W. by W. of Fakenham, has only 61 souls, and 1,280 acres of land, belonging to Thos. Kerslake, Esq., of Barmer Hall, a neat mansion with pleasant grounds. He is also lord of the manor, impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the CHURCH, (All Saints,) which is a small dilapidated building, with a round tower. The living is a sinecure curacy, worth only £5 a year, and held by the Rev. E.J. Senkler, now in Canada. The inhabitants use Syderstone Church. The only resident farmer is Mr. John Martin." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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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.

Church of All Saints
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Pictures of the church.
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Church Records

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

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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), Barmer was in Docking Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Barmer is in Gallow Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Barmer 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF813336 (Lat/Lon: 52.869182, 0.692567), Barmer which are provided by:

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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----15
18115542
18215525
18318843
18419--61
18518--55
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861  9--62
1871  91255
1881101252
1891111164
1901121261
1911--  952

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.

1831 Census
Barmer is described as being extra-parochial.