"BYLAUGH, or Belaugh, is a picturesque parish, on the north bank of the Wensum, 5 miles N.E. of East Dereham, containing only 85 souls and 1544A. 2R. 19P. of land, mostly in two farms, belonging to Edward Lombe, Esq., lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the Church (Virgin Mary,) which was thoroughly repaired in 1810, when the chancel was rebuilt and transepts added by the late Sir John Lombe. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1831 at £82, and augmented in 1771-'2, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and £200 given by the Dowager Countess Gower. With this £400, 53A. of land was purchased. The Rev. Henry Evans is the incumbent, for whom the Rev. L.A. Norgate, of Foxley, officiates. The two farms are occupied by Stephen Warnes and Joseph Taylor. On the north side of the parish is a large plantation, &c., forming part of the Earl of Leicester's estate of Beck Hall." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Belaugh which is pronounced similiarly.


Church Directories

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

Civil Registration

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

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Historical Geography

Bylaugh is in Eynsford Hundred.

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

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



Sayer, Michael John
[ISBN 0950165107, 1970]

Land & Property

Bylaugh Hall
Description and picture.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG037190 (Lat/Lon: 52.730627, 1.015804), Bylaugh which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law