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Norfolk: Kirby Bedon

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Kirby Bedon is about 2 miles S.E. of Norwich.
See also Kirby Cane and Stow Bedon.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Picture of the church.
Fenn, Leslie
Notes on the history of Kirby Bedon Church (St Andrew).
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1972]

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures of the ruin.
Church of St Mary
Pictures of the ruin.

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1792, 1802-1804, 1813-1814, and 1830-1831.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
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), Kirby Bedon was in Henstead 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

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


Kinder, Edward Herring
Kirby Bedon, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Jarrold and Sons, 1924]
Riviere, Michael
Steeplechases at Kirby Bedon.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.34, 1969]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Kirby Bedon Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Kirby Bedon, in the county of Norfolk.
[George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812]
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
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
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

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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February 2010