"BODHAM, near the source of the small river Glaven, 3 miles E. of Holt, has in its parish 292 souls, and 1506 acres. J. T. Mott, Esq., owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor and patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a discharged rectory, valued in K. B. at £9, and now enjoyed by the Rev. J. A. Partridge, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]


See also Bodney.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Bodham.
See Thornage

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, 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 All Saints.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1729-1811, Marriages 1729-1810 and Burials 1729-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

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), Bodham was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

Bodham is in Holt Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (35): Bodham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1808.
Great Britain: Statute
Bodham Inclosure Act, 1808.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Bodham, in the county of Norfolk: 27th May 1808.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1808]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG125402 (Lat/Lon: 52.917028, 1.159485), Bodham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law