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North Barsham

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"BARSHAM (NORTH) is in the same deep valley as the above [ie East Barsham], 4 miles N. of Fakenham, and has in its parish 89 inhabitants, and 1,005 acres of land, belonging to the Earl of Orford, the lord of the manor, and patron of the CHURCH, (All Saints,) which is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and now enjoyed by the Rev. John C. Platten, M.A., who has a neat residence, and 10A. of glebe. The tithes have lately been commuted for £330 15s. per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled North Basham.
See also East 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 1726-1812, Marriages 1726-1810 and Burials 1727-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages 1557-1837
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), North Barsham was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

North 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 North 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF914350 (Lat/Lon: 52.878351, 0.84234), North 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----44
1811111164
1821  81266
1831121584
184116--89
185114--77
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186114--57
1871151575
1881162194
1891181898
1901151569
1911--1675

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.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprising the Walsingham sub-district, and especially in the parishes of Houghton-in-the-Hole and North Barsham, is attributed to migration and want of sufficient cottage accommodation."