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Norfolk: West Barsham

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West Barsham is about 2 miles N. of Fakenham.
The name may also be spelled West Basham.
See also East Barsham and North Barsham.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Services, etc.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1756-1811, Marriages 1774-1810 and Burials 1774-1809.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Marriages 1813-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 6.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
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), West Barsham was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See 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----  36
1811  8  8  50
18211111  66
184114--  86
185116--  96
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
186117--  92
18711616  84
18812228  99

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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October 2008