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Burnham Thorpe is about 12 miles E. of Hunstanton.
It is part of a group of parishes called The Burnhams.
Admiral Nelson was born here in 1758.
See also Burnham Market
and Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy and Burnham Sutton with Ulph.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Pictures of the gargoyles.

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 Thorpe was in Docking Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

The Burnhams
Description and pictures.
Burnham Thorpe Mill
Description and history.
Monbiot, Raymond
The Burnhams Book of Characters and Memories.
(Including Burnham Market, Burnham Overy, Burnham Thorpe and Burnham Norton).
[ISBN 0954256700, Burnham Market, 2002]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Burnham Thorpe 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


(No author)
A history of Burnham Thorpe
[Norwich, Goose and Son Ltd, 1937]
Hibberd, Henry, Rector of Burnham Thorpe (Presbyter Ignotus)
A History of Burnham Thorpe, Lord Nelson's Birthplace.
[Norwich, 1965]
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

Burnham Thorpe Copyhold Documents
Manorial Surrenders of Land and Property, 1803-1856.
[Archive CD Books, 2002]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


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 Thorpe.
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families
See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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March 2007