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Barton Turf is about 11 miles N.E. of Norwich.
See also Barton Bendish.


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


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Michael and All Angels
Description and pictures.
Church of St Michael and All Angels
Description, services, pictures, etc.
Gunn, John; and Winter, C.J.W.
Illustrations of the rood screen at Barton Turf; drawn and lithographed by C.J.W. Winter; with descriptive notes by John Gunn
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, 1869]
Hall, William Charles
A short history of Barton Turf parish church.
[Barton Turf, The Church, 1970s]
Neave, Glenn
The rood screen at Barton Turf.
[Barton Turf, The Church, 1970]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages 1558-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 4.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Parish Registers
List of Surnames of People who come from other Parishes
(these people are often known as "Strays")
Parish register of baptisms and burials 1790-1812. This is in the baptisms for 1791:
Henry Savage, Second Son of George Matcham Esqr (of Barton Hall) late of Bombay in the East Indies & Catherine his Wife, late Catherine Nelson spinster Daughter of Edmd Nelson (Father to Admiral Lord Nelson) Clerck, Rector of Burnham Thorpe, was born and baptized Feb 4th 1791. (Sister to [illegible] Admiral Lord Nelson)
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1671, 1745, 1755, 1769-1771, 1793-1794, 1807-1808 and 1820-1821.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1771-1784, 1793-1794 and 1801-1815.
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), Barton Turf was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Barton Turf 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

Barton Turf History Project
Description, history, pictures, churches, people, school, employment, buildings, etc.
Barton Turf
Description and pictures.
Barton Turf Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Barton Turf Post Mill
Description of the mill.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Barton Turf 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


Wilson, Anne
Wherries and Windmills: Barton Turf and district in the early 1900s.
[ISBN 0952862301, Barton Turf, 1996]

Land and Property

Buildings in Barton Turf
Description, pictures, etc.
Great Britain: Statute
Barton Turf Inclosure Act, 1809.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Barton Turf, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

War Memorial
Description and pictures of the lychgate, which is the war memorial, with some of the names commemorated.
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.

1901 Census
"Including Barton Common, and Pennygate."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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February 2009