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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bawburgh St. Mary and St. Walstan|
|Poor Law union||Forehoe|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Bawburgh:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bawburgh from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Bawburgh, or Babur (St. Mary and St. Walstan))
Online maps of Bawburgh are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- 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.