"BECKHAM, (WEST) is a small parish, 4 miles E. of Holt, containing 179 souls, and 785 acres of land, belonging to several owners, but Wm. Repton, Esq., is lord of the manor. The Church (All Saints,) is a perpetual curacy, augmented from 1790 to 1815, with £600 of Queen Anne's Bounty, partly laid out in 13 acres of land. It was valued in 1831 at £61, and is enjoyed by the Rev. John Spurrell. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are patrons, and also appropriators of the tithes, now held on lease by Mr. S. Sayers, and commuted in 1839 for £210 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]
See also East Beckham.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
Until 1857 it had been in the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
- West Beckham Marriages 1689-1836
- See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 3.
- Archdeacons' Transcripts
- Baptisms 1724-1812, Marriages 1725-1811 and Burials 1724-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
- Workhouse Registers
- Baptisms and Burials.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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West Beckham is in South Erpingham Hundred.
It is a detached parish, being between Holt Hundred and North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
- Description of South Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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