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Bircham Newton

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"BIRCHAM-NEWTON parish has a pleasant hamlet 1 mile N. of Great Bircham, and 15 miles N.E. of Lynn, and contains 107 inhabitants, and 1,124A. of land, belonging to the Marquis Cholmondeley, the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14 6s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Berry, B.A., with 47½A. of glebe, and the rectory of Bircham-Tofts. The joint rectories were valued in 1831 at £435. The CHURCH has a nave, chancel, and tower. The two farmers are, Philip Jarrett and Maria Lancaster." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Bircham Newton is about 11 miles west of Fakenham.
See also Great Bircham and Bircham Tofts.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    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 Records

Howlett, Richard (Editor)
The Parish Register of Bircham Newton, from 1562 to 1743.
[Norwich, Walter Rye, 1888]
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, 1888]
Marriages 1562-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 12.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Bircham Newton is in Smithdon Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Bircham Newton 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF769339 (Lat/Lon: 52.873844, 0.627162), Bircham Newton which are provided by:

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Military Records

See Great Bircham Military Records
Some of the war graves were of people from Bircham Newton airfield.
Names, details, pictures, plan of graves, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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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
18011414  70
1811  918  74
18211717  75
18312126  95
184120--107
185120--114
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186120--118
18712228110
18812325100
18912323  85
19012323  98
1911--23  87