"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]
- 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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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
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.