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"BODNEY parish has only one house and a few cottages, on the east side of a rivulet, 7 miles S. of Swaffham. It contains 98 inhabitants, and about 2538 acres of land, all belonging to Michael Tasburgh, Esq., of Burghwallis, Yorkshire, and occupied by Mr. James Debenham. The large farm-house stands near the site of the old Hall, which was taken down many years ago, and was at one time the tranquil retreat of the nuns of Montargis, among whom Eloise Adelaide de Bourbon, daughter of the Prince of Conde, took the veil here on July 9th, 1805. The Church is a small ancient fabric, of flint and pebbles, and is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6.7s.8d., and consolidated with Great Cressingham." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
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Church Records

Farrow, C.W. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick (Ed)
Bodney (Church of England) Parish Registers 1653-1837; transcribed and edited.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1984]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Bodney was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Bodney is in South Greenhoe hundred.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL831988 (Lat/Lon: 52.555951, 0.700035), Bodney which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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