"BELAUGH, in the south-east angle of this hundred, is a small village, picturesquely seated on the summit and sides of an abrupt acclivity, which rises within a semicircular curve of the river Bure, 8½ miles N.E. by N. of Norwich. Its parish contains 164 inhabitants, and 855 acres of rich loamy land, of which 199 are marsh, 647 arable, and seven plantations. Captain Trafford, of Wroxham, owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor. The CHURCH (St. Peter,) has a tower, and was re-pewed and glazed in 1831. The bank on the west side of the churchyard rises nearly perpendicular from the river, and the parsonage-house stands in a romantic situation on the northern acclivity. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831, at £420, with the vicarage of Scottow annexed to it, is in the patronage of the Bishop of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. John Lubbock, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]


See also Bylaugh which is pronounced similiarly.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, 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 Peter.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns and Burials.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Belaugh was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Belaugh is in South Erpingham Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Belaugh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Andrews, Daphne; Clarke, Stuart; Fox, Norah
Belaugh Millennium Review: A record of Belaugh in living memory.
[Belaugh, Mike Egan, 2001]

Land & Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG289184 (Lat/Lon: 52.715135, 1.387622), Belaugh which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law