"BIRCHAM-NEWTON parish has a pleasant hamlet 1 mile N. of Great Bircham, and 15 miles N.E. of Lynn, and contains 107 inhabitants, and 1,124A. of land, belonging to the Marquis Cholmondeley, the lord of the manor, and patron of the rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14 6s. 8d., and now enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Berry, B.A., with 47½A. of glebe, and the rectory of Bircham-Tofts. The joint rectories were valued in 1831 at £435. The CHURCH has a nave, chancel, and tower. The two farmers are, Philip Jarrett and Maria Lancaster." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Bircham Newton is in Smithdon Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Smithdon Hundred
- Description of Smithdon Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.