"SOUTHBURGH, or Southbergh, commonly called Barrow, is a parish of scattered houses, near the Blackwater rivulet, 3 miles N.W. by N. of Hingham, and 15 miles W. by S. of Norwich; comprising 307 inhabitants and 1211 acres of land, divided into two manors, of which T.T. Gurdon and J. Weyland, Esqrs., are lords and principal owners. The CHURCH (St. Andrew) has lost its tower, . . . The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5.13s.6d., and in 1831 at £253. It was augmented with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1795. T.T. Gurdon, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Philip Gurdon incumbent. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
St Andrew's Church, Southburgh: Memorial Inscriptions.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2002?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.

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.
Parish Register Extracts
These extracts have been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, in the Southburgh register of baptisms 1700-1812, marriages 1700-1756, and burials 1700-1812.
 1732   June 27. 1732   The Church of Southburgh
was broke into & robbed of the Communion Plate.
N. Saltier Rector ibid:
 1762   For mocking of the Church due £0: 6s: 8d
which was paid by Thos. Howlett of
Watton upon refusal of marriage
of Wm. Potter's daughter of this Parish. Feb 7th 1762
Witness P. Gurdon Rector.
The names of the rectors were Nathanial Saltier and Parker Gurdon.

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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), Southburgh was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

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Historical Geography

Southburgh is in Mitford hundred.

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


Land & Property

See Reymerston


Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Mitford and Launditch Registration District, 1836
and nearby places.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF996047 (Lat/Lon: 52.603673, 0.945769), Southburgh which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law