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Bircham Tofts

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"BIRCHAM-TOFTS lies a mile S.E. of the above [ie Bircham Newton], and is a small village and parish, with 142 inhabitants, and 1,301 acres. The Marquis Cholmondeley is owner, lord of the manor, and patron of the CHURCH, which is dedicated to St. Andrew, and is a discharged rectory, united with that of Bircham-Newton, and having 12 acres of glebe, but no parsonage-house." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Bircham Tofts is about 10 miles west of Fakenham.
See also Great Bircham and Bircham Newton.

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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 St Andrew.
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Church Records

Marriages 1698-1837
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 Tofts 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 Tofts 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 TF778327 (Lat/Lon: 52.862394, 0.639608), Bircham Tofts 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
18011118103
18111220107
18211224135
18312334130
184124--142
185122--157
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186125--169
18713036158
18813030135
18913030159
19012626117
1911--28118