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Beighton

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"BEIGHTON, on a gentle eminence, 2½ miles S. by W. of Acle, and 10 miles W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 288 souls, and 1016 acres of land, belonging to Magdalen College, Oxford, the Rev. J. Burroughes, Cyrus Gillett, W. Fowler, Mrs. Walker, and a few smaller owners; but Robert Fellowes, Esq., is lord of the manor and patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Lyon Fellowes, A.B., of Lingwood. It has 9A. 2R. 18P. of glebe, and the tithes have been commuted for £420 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Beighton is about 10 miles E. of Norwich.
See also Boughton.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Description, services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Beighton was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Beighton is in Walsham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Beighton 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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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG381077 (Lat/Lon: 52.615192, 1.515941), Beighton 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
18014245208
18113144205
18213446244
18315160262
184157--288
185168--342
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186172--365
18717070339
18816465272
18916767266
19016060218
1911--59207

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.