Barford, a village and a parish in Norfolk, on the river Yare, 5 miles NNW of Wymondham station on the G.E.R., and 8 W by S of Norwich. It has a post office under Wymondham, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Barnham-Broom. Acreage, 1083; population, 363. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross. value, £288 with residence. The church is a building of flint and rubble in mixed styles, and there are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels:
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Barford St. Botolph|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1700.
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Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Barford:
Church of England
St. Botolph (parish church)
The church of St. Botolph is a small edifice of flint and rubble, originally Early English, but afterwards repaired in the Perpendicular and other styles, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a plain western tower containing 3 bells: there is an aumbry and a piscina behind the reredos; at the east end of the nave are two altars, that on the north side being St. Nicholas's and that on the south side St. Mary's: in 1891, the pulpit and altar were raised and the church generally refitted by the patron, who was rector of the parish 1891-1908, and in 1903 the church, including the tower, was restored and re-decorated at a cost of about £90, and further repairs were made in 1906: it now affords 120 sittings.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Barford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Barford (St. Botolph))
Online maps of Barford are available from a number of sites:
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.