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East Barsham

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"BARSHAM (EAST) is a village and parish, in the picturesque valley of the small river Stiffkey, 3 miles N. of Fakenham. It has 240 inhabitants, and 1,048 acres of land, nearly all belonging to Lord Hastings, the lord of the manor, and patron of the CHURCH, (All Saints,) a small edifice, which formerly had a tower, the base of which is now the porch, with some fragments of figures in niches. . . . The discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £16 13s. 4d., is endowed with the rectorial tithes, and consolidated with the rectory of Little Snoring, in the incumbency of the Rev. Henry Nicholas Astley, M.A. . . . The Hall, now a farm-house, is a much admired specimen of ancient brick-work, in the Tudor style, with towers and turrets, built in the reign of Henry VII. and VIII., by Sir Wm. Farmour, and afterwards the seat of the Calthorpes." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled East Basham.
See also North Barsham and West Barsham.

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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
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1811, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1725-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages 1658-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 6.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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), East Barsham was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

East Barsham 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 East Barsham 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

Musson, Jeremy
East Barsham Manor, Norfolk.
[London, Country Life, 26 Feb 2004]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF918340 (Lat/Lon: 52.869078, 0.84749), East Barsham 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----180
18114144211
18214042203
18314344219
184145--240
185148--219
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186144--221
18714649196
18814348180
18914444196
19014040179
1911--37139

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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