"BAWSEY, another decayed parish, 2½ miles E. by N. of Lynn, has but 28 souls, 603 acres of enclosed land, and about 300 of sandy heath, forming an ancient rabbit warren, in which great quantities of grey sand are got, and sent to the glass houses in various parts of the kingdom. For every cart load of this sand, 1s. 6d. is paid to the lord of the manor, A. Hamond, Esq., who owns most of the soil, and is patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4, and in 1831 at £55. It is now enjoyed by the Rev. W.B. Coulcher; but it is a sinecure, for the CHURCH has been a roofless ruin upwards of a century; and here is only one farm-house, (occupied by John Gray,) and two cottages. Sir W.J.H.B. Ffolkes has 160 acres of land here, occupied by Messrs. Emerson, of Grimston." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St James but it has been in ruins since before the mid 18th century.
- Church of St James
- Pictures of the ruined church.
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Bawsey is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
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- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.
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