"BARNEY, or Berney, at the source of the Stiffkey rivulet, 6 miles E.N.E. of Fakenham, is a village and parish, containing 276 souls, and 1,389A. 3R. 31P. of land, of which 410 acres are tithe free, having been held by Burnham Priory. It is in three manors, viz. - Wighton-Lancaster, of which the Earl of Leicester is lord; Great Snoring, of which J. Dugmore, Esq., is lord; and Barney on the part of Barney, of which Lord Hastings is lord. . . . Lord Hastings is impropriator of the rectorial tithes, and patron of the vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., and in 1831 at £132, in the incumbency of the Rev. W.W. Wilcocks, of Fakenham. The glebe is 38A. 2R. 5P., and the Vicarage-house is divided into two cottages. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) is an ancient pile, with a tower and one bell; but formerly having three, - two of which were sold to repair the church some years ago. It was appropriated to Burnham Priory, in the reign of Edward III. The Wesleyans and Baptists have chapels here, both rebuilt in 1844." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Barney to another place.
Barney is in North Greenhoe Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Greenhoe Hundred
- Description of North Greenhoe Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Barney has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
- Statement of claims (24).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Barney Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Barney, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1811]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF995326 (Lat/Lon: 52.853739, 0.960873), Barney which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.