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Banningham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Banningham, a parish in Norfolk, on a tributary of the river Bure, 2 miles NE of Aylsham Town station on the Eastern and Midland railway. It has a post office under Aylsham, the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 938; population, 249. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norfolk; gross value, £309 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBanningham St. Botolph 
HundredSouth Erpingham 
Poor Law unionAylsham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1709.

We have transcribed the Marriages at Banningham St. Botolph, 1754-1837., in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Banningham:



Church of England

St. Botolph (parish church)

The church of St. Botolph is an ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and an embattled western tower, which now contains only one bell, the other two having been sold in 1808 to defray the expense of re-leading the nave: the church was re-seated at the expense of the late George Copeman esq. of Little Dunham Lodge: the windows contain remains of ancient stained glass: there are 200 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Banningham from the following:


Online maps of Banningham are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR11
Post TownNorwich