"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]
- 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.
- 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.
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from East Barsham to another place.
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.
- Musson, Jeremy
- East Barsham Manor, Norfolk.
[London, Country Life, 26 Feb 2004]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF918340 (Lat/Lon: 52.869078, 0.84749), East Barsham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- 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.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
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.