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Norfolk: Bexwell

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Bexwell is about 11 miles S. of King's Lynn.


Church of St Mary
Monumental inscriptions.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

No author
Guide to the parish churches of St Edmund, Downham Market and St Mary the Virgin, Bexwell.
[Church Publishers, 1968]
Church of St Mary
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Pictures of the church.

Church Records

Farrow, C.W.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Bexwell Parish Registers 1558-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, Parish Registers of Norfolk, monograph series no.17, 1987]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
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), Bexwell was in Downham 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

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


Shaw, Christopher
Denver, Downham Market and Bexwell, Welney, West Dereham: a brief history for local and family historians.
[Printed by Spindrift Print and Publishing, Series: Downham Market and around Book 2, 2009]

Land and Property

See Wimbotsham
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

RAF Downham Market was at Bexwell.
Coverdale, Christopher
Pathfinders: the definitive history of 635 Squadron Pathfinder Force, March 1944 - September 1945.
[ISBN 0956114501, Peterborough, Pathfinder Publishing, 2009]
Hilling, John Bryan
Strike Hard: A bomber airfield at war: R.A.F. Downham Market and its squadrons, 1942-46.
[ISBN 0750916001, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1997
635 Squadron Pathfinder Force
Description, history, personnel, pictures, etc.
RAF Downham Market
Description and pictures.
RAF Downham Market
Description and picture.
RAF Downham Market
Description and pictures.

Military Records

Roll of Honour for Denver, Fordham, Ryston, Roxham and Bexwell
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also 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
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.

Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
February 2013