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Bawburgh, Norfolk

Historical Description

Bawburgh, a village and a parish in Norfolk, on the river Yare, 5¼ miles W of Norwich railway station, with a post office under Norwich, the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1421; population, 408. The living is;i vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £167 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Cliapter of Norwich. The church, which is an ancient building of stone chiefly in the Perpendicular style, has a round tower, an old font, and a brass of 1531. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. St Walstan was a native, and the Saint's Well in this parish formerly enjoyed a high reputation for the cure of scrofulous diseases.

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 parishBawburgh St. Mary and St. Walstan 
Poor Law unionForehoe 

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR9
Post TownNorwich