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Norfolk: Besthorpe

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Besthorpe is about 5 miles S.W. of Wymondham.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, picture, etc.
Barringer, Christopher
Besthorpe Vicarage.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1980s]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
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), Besthorpe was in Wayland Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Besthorpe Mill Lane Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Besthorpe Smock Mill
Description and history.
Besthorpe Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
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Directories

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Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Besthorpe Inclosure Act, 1806.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Besthorpe in the county of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

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

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801  7676391
1811  5486430
1821  6296519
1831  9999542
1841104--536
1851125--614
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861114--554
1871123123514
1881129130488
1891117121487
1901126126478
1911--134523

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

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March 2009