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Booton is about 12 miles N.W. of Norwich.
See also Beighton and Boughton.


Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Michael the Archangel Booton, and St Nicholas Brandiston.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2009]
Church of St Michael the Archangel
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Michael the Archangel
Description and pictures.
Church of St Michael the Archangel
Description and pictures of the stained glass windows.
Barnes, Anthony
Church of St Michael the Archangel, Booton.
[London, Churches Conservation Trust, 2007]
Elwin, F.
Notes on St Michael's church, Booton, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1936]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1560-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 3.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
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), Booton was in St Faith's Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Gray, Lorna
Fragments of a village life: Booton, 1900-2000.
[Booton, 2002]
Booton Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Booton is in South 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

Great Britain: Statute
Booton Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Booton, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


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


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.

1861 Census
"ST. FAITHS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the District of St. Faiths is attributed to the migration of labourers and their families to the manufacturing districts."


Gray, Lorna
The children of Booton at school between 1900-1905: Extracts from St Michael the Archangel monthly papers, by Rev. Whitwell Elwin.
[Booton, 2006]

Voting Registers

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October 2014