Barningham Town


"BARNINGHAM TOWN, or Barningham Winter, 6 miles E.S.E. of Holt, has 86 inhabitants, and about 800 acres of land, belonging to J.T. Mott, Esq., who resides at the Hall, a large mansion built in the reign of Henry VIII., and having an extensive and well wooded park, partly in Matlaske parish. He is patron of the Church (St. Mary,) which stands in the park, and is in ivy-mantled ruins, except the chancel, which has recently been repaired. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., is enjoyed by the Rev. Edmund Nelson Rolfe." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Barningham Town is about 6 miles N.N.W. of Aylsham.
See also North Barningham and Little Barningham.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of North Erpingham (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Barningham Town.
See Trunch

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 Mary.

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description, location and picture.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1811, Marriages 1727-1810 and Burials 1725-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Barningham Town was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Barningham Town is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG146356 (Lat/Lon: 52.875044, 1.187427), Barningham Town which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law