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Norfolk: Oxborough

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Oxborough is about 7 miles S.W. of Swaffham.
The name may also be spelled Oxburgh.
The name of the hall is often found as Oxburgh Hall, at Oxborough.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St John the Evangelist
Description and pictures.
Church of St John the Evangelist
Description and pictures.
Church of St John the Evangelist
Services, etc.
Roman Catholic Chapel of St Margaret and Our Lady
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Oxborough was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Oxborough Messenger
News, events, parish council, organisations, history, pictures, etc.
Oxborough Water Mill
Description and history.
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Historical Geography

Oxborough is in South Greenhoe hundred.

Land and Property

Oxburgh Hall
Description, picture and map.

No author
Look at Oxburgh Hall.
[ISBN 0863841783, Bessacarr Prints, 1989]
Bedingfeld, Henry
Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk: the first 500 years.
[Norwich, Jarrold (for the National Trust), 1982]
M'Gill, G.H.
Oxburgh Hall.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.4, 1855]
Menuge, Adam
Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Norfolk: a survey and investigation of the moated house.
[English Heritage, 2006]
National Trust
Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk.
[National Trust, various dates]
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Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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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
"The decrease of population in Oxborough parish is attributed to the removal of cottages."

Voting Registers

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February 2011