Bintry (or Bintree)


"BINTREE, or BINTRY, on an eminence, 6 miles W. by N. of Reepham, is a village and parish, containing 409 souls, and 1455A. 28P. of land, mostly the property of Lady J. Townshend, (who has a neat residence here called Yarrow House,) Lord Hastings, T. Robson, Esq., and the Earl of Leicester. The latter is lord of the manor, which was purchased by Lord Chief Justice Coke, in 1608, for £625. The Church (St. Swithin,) is an ancient fabric, but the chancel was rebuilt in 1806. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, has 13A. 3R. of glebe, and the yearly rent of £418. 7s. 4d. awarded in 1844, in lieu of tithes. It is united with that of Themelthorpe (£135 per annum, and 19A. of glebe,) in the gift of Lord Hastings, and incumbency of the Rev. Augustus Dashwood, of Thornage." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Bintry is about 8 miles N.N.E. of East Dereham.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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 Swithin.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1686-1812, Banns 1754-1825, Marriages 1686-1812 and Burials 1686-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Bintry was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Bintry Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Historical Geography

Bintry is in Eynsford Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG019236 (Lat/Lon: 52.772291, 0.990913), Bintry (or Bintree) which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



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
Families Population
1801 35 58 278
1811 37 56 263
1821 38 73 333
1831 81 81 412
1841 80 -- 409
1851 85 -- 410
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 90 -- 406
1871 91 102 399
1881 88 88 507
1891 85 86 378
1901 86 86 324
1911 -- 88 603

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.

1911 Census
"The large increase in the population of Bintree Civil Parish is attributed to the establishment of the Watt's Naval Training School."