Burnham Deepdale


"BURNHAM DEEPDALE is a small village, seated on a gentle acclivity above the salt marshes, 2½ miles N.W. of Burnham Market, and is sheltered on the south by a range of lofty hills, finely clothed with wood. Its parish contains 109 inhabitants, and 1,014 acres of land, of which 300 are marsh, enclosed under an act passed in 1821, for draining, embanking, and improving about 700A. of salt marshes, in this and the adjacent parishes of Burnham Norton and Burnham Overy. The trustees of Hy. Blyth, Esq., are owners of the soil, lords of the manor, and patrons of the CHURCH, (St. Mary,) which has a round tower, and an ancient font standing on five pilasters. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11, and in 1831 at £258, has 42A. of glebe, and is enjoyed by the Rev. Edward Gwyn Blyth, A.M." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Burnham Deepdale is about 9 miles N.E. of Hunstanton.
It is part of a group of parishes called The Burnhams.
See also Burnham Market
and Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy, Burnham Sutton with Ulph and Burnham Thorpe.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, 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 Mary.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Linnell, Charles L.S.
St Mary's, Burnham Deepdale.
[London, Home Words, 1961 and 1972]

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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), Burnham Deepdale was in Docking Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale.
Church, news, pictures, organisations, etc.
The Burnhams
Description and pictures.
Wright, Harry Cory
Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale: photographs.
[Saltwater Books, 2001]
Burnham Deepdale Post Mill
Short description.

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Historical Geography

Burnham Deepdale is in Brothercross Hundred.

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

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



Rye, Walter
Early life in the Manor of Burnham.
(Including Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Market, Burnham Overy, Burnham Norton, Burnham Thorpe and Burnham Westgate).
[Norwich, Samuel Miller, in "Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany" vol.1, 1873]

Land & Property



Map of the Village
Showing roads and buildings.
Faden's Map of Norfolk 1797
Extract, showing the Burnhams.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF803443 (Lat/Lon: 52.966114, 0.683812), Burnham Deepdale which are provided by:


Military Records

Roll of Honour for Burnham Deepdale.
World Wars 1 and 2.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law