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"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]

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Church Directories

  • 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.
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Church History

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

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), Barney was in Walsingham 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

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.

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Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (24).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
[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]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

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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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
18013852216
18113155202
18215959267
18314765263
184166--276
185173--313
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186173--283
18716468266
18816681311
18916464284
19016464277
1911--64254

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.