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Norfolk: Barnham Broom

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Barnham Broom is about 10 miles W. of Norwich.
The name may also be spelled Barnham Broome.
It includes the hamlet of Bickerston, or Bixton.
See also Broome.


Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Barnham Broom, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2013]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Services, history of the church, etc.
Church of St Andrew at Bickerston (or Bixton)
Description and pictures of the ruins.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Barnham Broom was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Barnham Broom Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Barnham Broom Post Mill
Description and map.
Barnham Broom Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Barnham Broom Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims: Barnham Broom (19) and Bickerstone (6).
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
Great Britain: Statute
Barnham Broom and Bickerstone Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Barnham Broom, and parish or hamlet of Bickerstone, in the county of Norfolk: 4th April 1811.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1811]
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


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  4067307
1811  4071373
1821  4380388
1831  8999463
1841  98--494
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1891  97  99412
1901  85  85357
1911---  85348

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.

1901 Census
"Including Pockthorpe and Rust's Green."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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January 2016