"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]
- 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 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.
- These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from North Barsham to another place.
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.
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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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.
- 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."