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Baconsthorpe is about 3 miles S.E. of Holt.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary.
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Mary.
Plan of the church, 1870.
Youngs, Richard
St Mary's Church, Baconsthorpe: history and guide.
[Church Tours, 1996]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1710-1812, Marriages 1710-1812 and Burials 1710-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1768, 1790, 1810, and 1827-1829.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1711-1712, 1723-1728, and 1768-1782.
Collections for special appeals, disasters, relief of suffering, etc.
1670: Men held as Turkish slaves
1703-1704: Fires at Wapping and Great Massingham; Distressed Protestants; and Seamen's widows.
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), Baconsthorpe was in Erpingham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Baconsthorpe 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

Land and Property

Baconsthorpe Castle
Description and pictures.
Baconsthorpe Castle
Description and pictures.
Dallas, Carolyn and Sherlock, David
Baconsthorpe Castle, excavations and finds, 1951-1972.
[East Anglian Archaeology, report no.102, 2002]
Rigold, Stuart Eborall
Baconsthorpe Castle, Norfolk.
[ISBN 0116701269, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1981]
Surveyors' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, 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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

Other population figures

Voting Registers

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July 2009