Burnham Sutton with Ulph


"BURNHAM ULPH AND SUTTON now form one parish, with a small village, adjoining the east end of the market town of Burnhan [sic] Westgate, and comprising 355 inhabitants, and 1,450A. of land, chiefly lying in two farms, one belonging to the Earl of Leicester, and the other called Muckleton, the property of the Earl of Orford, and distant 2 miles S.W. of the village. Sutton Church (All Saints,) has long been a venerable ruin; but it is all gone, except the tower and part of the north wall of the nave. Ulph Church, dedicated to St. Albert or Ethelbert, is a small edifice, with a single bell, hanging between two turrets at the west end. The rectory of Burnham Sutton, valued in the King's Book at £17 10s., and in 1831 at £669, is in the gift of the Crown, and is enjoyed by the Hon. and Rev. Fredk. Hotham, M.A., with the vicarage of Burnham Overy. Annexed to it are medieties of the rectories of Burnham Norton and Ulph, and the other moiety of the latter is annexed to Burnham Westgate. The Methodists have a small chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


The parish is also called Burnham Ulph with Sutton.
Burnham Sutton and Burnham Ulph were originally two parishes.
They are about 11 miles E. of Hunstanton.
They are part of a group of parishes called The Burnhams.
See also Burnham Market
and Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy 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 of Burnham Sutton is dedicated to St Ethelbert, or St Albert, and has been in ruins since before 1845.
    The parish church of Burnham Ulph is dedicated to All Saints.

Church History

Church of St Ethelbert at Burnham Sutton.
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints at Burnham Ulph.
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Burnham Sutton Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Burnham Sutton with Burnham Ulph Marriages 1653-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 4.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Burnham Sutton with Burnham Ulph Baptisms 1726-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1726-1812.
[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), Burnham Sutton with Ulph was in Docking Registration District.

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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

Burnham Sutton with Ulph 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

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Faden's Map of Norfolk 1797
Extract, showing the Burnhams.

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Military Records

Roll of Honour for Burnham Market (Burnham Westgate), Burnham Norton, and Burnham Sutton.
World Wars 1 and 2.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Burnham Sutton with Ulph became part of the Docking Union, and the workhouse was at Docking.