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Norfolk: Burnham Norton

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Burnham Norton is about 10 miles N.E. of Hunstanton.
It is part of a group of parishes called The Burnhams.
See also Burnham Market
and Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Overy, Burnham Sutton with Ulph and Burnham Thorpe.


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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret of Antioch
Description and pictures.
Carmelite Friary
Description and pictures.
Moore, C.N.
St Margaret's Church, Burnham Norton, with notes on its rectors, the Carmelite Friary and Norton village.
[Hunstanton, Witley, 1980s]

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 Norton 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]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Burnham Norton 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


Francis, Sally A.
Burnham Norton: One of the Seven Burnhams by the Sea.
This covers the general history of the village, the trades that were carried out there, the Carmelite Friary and Scolt Head nature reserve.
[ISBN 0955046602, 2003]
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

Great Britain: Statute
Burnham Norton, Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Overy Inclosure and Drainage Act, 1821.
An act for embanking, draining, inclosing, and improving certain salt marshes and waste lands within the parishes of Burnham Norton, Burnham Deepdale, and Burnham Overy, in the county of Norfolk: 19th April 1821.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1821]
[Lynn, Fredk Lane, solicitor, independently printed edition, 1821]
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 Market (Burnham Westgate), Burnham Norton, and Burnham Sutton.
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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March 2007