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"BAYFIELD, 2½ miles N.W. of Holt, is a small parish, united with Glandford for the support of the poor, and containing only 21 souls, and about 750 acres of land, in two farms, belonging to the wife of John Natl. Best, Esq., of Bayfield Hall, which has a beautiful park, in the vale of the river Glaven, near the ruins of the CHURCH (St. Margaret,) which is a sinecure rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4, and in 1831 at £40. Mrs E.J. Best is patroness, and the Rev. Caleb Elwin, of Melton Constable, incumbent. The Lodge Farm is occupied by Robert Purdy." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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It is also known as Glandford with Bayfield and as Glandford cum Bayfield.
See also Glandford.

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Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Bayfield.
See Thornage

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, but it has been in ruins since before 1845.
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Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Heywood, Stephen and Ayton, John
Three Ruined Churches: St Margaret, Bayfield; St Mary Magdalen, Saxlingham Thorpe; and All Saints, Oxwick.
[Norwich, Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group, 1995]
Linnell, Charles Lawrence Scruton
Letheringsett with Bayfield: Church and Parish.
With lists of rectors.
[Stowmarket, Ashlock Magazine Centre, 1986]
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Bayfield was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Bayfield is in Holt Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Holt Hundred
Description of Holt Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Bayfield 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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History

Mellor, Derick
The Glaven Valley: Historical Jottings.
[Cromer, Cheverton and Son, 1989]
Mellor, Derick
The Glaven Valley: Further Historical Jottings.
(Compiled by Marjorie Missen).
[Blakeney?, 1994]
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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG050405 (Lat/Lon: 52.922769, 1.048087), Bayfield which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

See Glandford.