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"BEIGHTON, on a gentle eminence, 2½ miles S. by W. of Acle, and 10 miles W. of Yarmouth, has in its parish 288 souls, and 1016 acres of land, belonging to Magdalen College, Oxford, the Rev. J. Burroughes, Cyrus Gillett, W. Fowler, Mrs. Walker, and a few smaller owners; but Robert Fellowes, Esq., is lord of the manor and patron of the Church, (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Thomas Lyon Fellowes, A.B., of Lingwood. It has 9A. 2R. 18P. of glebe, and the tithes have been commuted for £420 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

Beighton is about 10 miles E. of Norwich.
See also Boughton.



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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 All Saints.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Description, services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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), Beighton was in Blofield Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Beighton is in Walsham Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801 42 45 208
1811 31 44 205
1821 34 46 244
1831 51 60 262
1841 57 -- 288
1851 68 -- 342
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 72 -- 365
1871 70 70 339
1881 64 65 272
1891 67 67 266
1901 60 60 218
1911 -- 59 207

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.