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Norfolk: Bowthorpe

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Bowthorpe is about 4 miles W. of Norwich.
See also Bawburgh. and Earlham.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Bowthorpe Church Centre
Ecumenical Church Centre.
Services, history, organisations, etc.
Church of St Michael
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Bowthorpe Church Centre
Description and pictures.
Bowthorpe Church Centre
Services, etc.
Beazley, Olwen; and Ayers, Brian S.
Two Medieval Churches in Norfolk.
Excavations at St Martin at Palace Church, Norwich and St Michael's Church, Bowthorpe.
[ISBN 0905594339, Gressenhall, Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, East Anglian Archaeology report no.96, 2001]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

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), Bowthorpe was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Bowthorpe News
For Clover Hill, Chapel Break and Three Score.
Simpson, Ray
Bowthorpe: a community's beginnings.
[ISBN 0950850403, Norwich, Open Door Publications, 1982]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Jessopp, Augustus
Bowthorpe Hall: a paper read at the excursion meeting, Sept. 20, 1877.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.8, 1879]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See 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
1841  4--  34
1851  5--  31
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861  4--21

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.

1801, 1811, 1821 and 1831 Censuses
The figures are for Bawburgh with Bowthorpe.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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January 2016