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Norfolk: West Beckham

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West Beckham is about 4 miles E.N.E. of Holt.
See also East Beckham.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church Records

West Beckham Marriages 1689-1836
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 3.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1724-1812, Marriages 1725-1811 and Burials 1724-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
Workhouse Registers
Baptisms and Burials.
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 Beckham was in Erpingham 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 Beckham is in South Erpingham Hundred.
It is a detached parish, being between Holt Hundred and North Erpingham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

See Alby
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour for East and West Beckham
World War 1.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

After 1834 West Beckham became part of the Erpingham Union, and the workhouses were at Gimingham and Sheringham. In 1850 these were replaced by a new workhouse in this parish.

Erpingham Union
Parishes in the union, their arrangements for the poor before 1834, etc.
Erpingham Union and Workhouses
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
Erpingham Union and Workhouses
Description and pictures.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
January 2005