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Norfolk: West Barsham

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

BARSHAM (WEST) is a small parish, 3½ miles N. by W. of Fakenham, in Walsingham union, Fakenham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Gallow petty sessional division and hundred, Fakenham polling district of West Norfolk, and Burnham rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 99 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1571 acres, and has a rateable value of £1881. The soil belongs to Lady Katherine Balders, lady of the manor and patron of the living.

The CHURCH, which is a small edifice in the Early English style, comprising nave, chancel, south porch and belfry, was restored in 1854, and fitted with neat open benches, new pulpit, &c. It formerly had a tower between the nave and chancel. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5 12s. 1d., and now at £168, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Alpheus Wilkes, B.A., of Bale.

The Barsham United District Board School is at East Barsham. (See East Barsham).

POST viâ Walsingham, which is the nearest Money Order Office.

	Ellis   Mr. John Bolding
	Ellis   John Bolding, jun.  farmer
	Green   Henry               farmer (and London) cattle salesman
	Pike    Jonathan            parish clerk
	Wilkes  Rev. Alpheus, B.A.  vicar; h Bale

See also the West Barsham parish page.

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October 2008