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Norfolk: Burnham Overy

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Burnham Overy is about 11 miles E. of Hunstanton.
It includes Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Overy Staithe.
It is part of a group of parishes called The Burnhams.
See also Burnham Market
and Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Sutton with Ulph and Burnham Thorpe.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Clement
Description and pictures.
Earle, Audrey
Saint Clement's Church, Burnham Overy.
[Burnham Overy, The Church, 1963]
Church of St Clement
Wall painting of St Christopher.

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), Burnham Overy was in Docking Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

The Burnhams
Description and pictures.
Monbiot, Raymond
The Burnhams Book of Characters and Memories.
(Including Burnham Market, Burnham Overy, Burnham Thorpe and Burnham Norton).
[ISBN 0954256700, Burnham Market, 2002]
Burnham Overy Lower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Burnham Overy Town Mill
Burnham Overy Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Burnham Overy Union Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Burnham Overy Staithe Mill
Description and history.
Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society,
Burnham Overy Watermill.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society" vol 4, 1989]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Rye, Walter
Early life in the Manor of Burnham.
(Including Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Market, Burnham Overy, Burnham Norton, Burnham Thorpe and Burnham Westgate).
[Norwich, Samuel Miller, in "Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany" vol.1, 1873]

Land and Property

See Burnham Norton.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Law and Legislation

Roberts, Robert
Case Notes of P.C. Robert Roberts of Burnham Overy.
[Photocopy in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1840s]


Faden's Map of Norfolk 1797
Extract, showing the Burnhams.
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour for Burnham Overy.
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
March 2007