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Norfolk: Bacton

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Bacton is about 10 miles S.E. of Cromer.
It includes the hamlets of Bacton, Bacton Green, Keswick, and Bromholm.
See also Keswick near Norwich.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Tunstead (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Bacton.
See Ashmanhaugh
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Description, location and picture.
Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Church of St Andrew

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
Parish Register Extracts
These extracts have been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, in the Bacton register of baptisms and burials 1711-1812, and marriages 1712-1753.
At the Census, taken May 27, 1811
The Population of Bacton was314
Inhabited Houses57
Unoccupied   "  2
Males Baptized44
Females   "40
Males buried26
Females   "27
The Population in 1821 was388
Males 200        Females 188

Bacton Particular Baptist Chapel

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Bacton was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Bacton was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Description and pictures.
Bacton Post Mill
Bacton Wood Post Mill
Description and history.
Bacton Wood Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Knights, Mark
The illustrated guide to Cromer and neighbourhood: including Runton, Sherringham, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Mundesley, Northrepps, Bacton, Bromholm, and the Broads; revised to the present time by Mark Knights.
[London, Jarrold, 1889?]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


(No author)
A short record of Bromholm Priory, Bacton, Norfolk.
Green, Charles, Rector of Burgh Castle
The history, antiquities, and geology of Bacton in Norfolk.
[Norwich, Fletcher, 1842]
Jennings, Walton
The Story of Bacton, Norfolk.
[2 volumes, Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1948]
Pearce, Christopher
Bromholm Priory: a case study of an English Cluniac monastic site.
[Norwich, University of East Anglia Extra Mural Studies Thesis, 1999]

Land and Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (67): Witton, Bacton, Edingthorpe and Paston.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1812.
Great Britain: Statute
Witton and other parishes inclosure act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Witton, Bacton, Edingthorpe, and Paston, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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January 2008