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"BUNWELL, a large scattered village, 2½ miles N.E. by E. of New Buckenham, and 13 miles S.W. by S. of Norwich, has in its parish 1001 inhabitants, and 2423 acres of fertile land, belonging to various owners, the largest of whom is Sir Robert Jacob Buxton, Bart., who was born in 1829, and is lord of the manors of Bunwell, Baynard's Hall, and Pere's hall, (fines arbitrary;) but the Rev. James Stoughton has a small manor called Beaucham-in-Bunwell. The Church (St. Michael,) has a fine tower and south porch, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £17, and now having a yearly rent of £700, awarded in 1836 in lieu of tithes. Sir R. J. Buxton is patron, and the Rev. H. Dawson incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]



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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Depwade, 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 Michael and All Angels.

Church History

Church of Saint Michael and All Angels
Description and pictures.
Church of Saint Michael and All Angels
Description, history and pictures.
Church of Saint Michael and All Angels
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Folland, Rev. H.G.B.
Bunwell Churchwarden's Accounts. (Transcript).
[Norwich Diocesan Committee for Books and Documents]
[Bawdeswell, 1966]

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), Bunwell was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Bunwell Community Website
News, events, parish council, pictures, organisations, etc.

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Historical Geography

Bunwell is in Depwade Hundred.

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

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Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Bunwell Inclosure Act, 1809.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Bunwell, in the county of Norfolk.
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Eagle Farm, Aslacton and Bunwell: a history.
[no date]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.