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Bowthorpe, Norfolk

Historical Description

Bowthorpe, a parish in Norfolk, on the river Yare, 3½ miles W of Norwich, which is the post town, and money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 644; population of the civil parish, 58; of the ecclesiastical, including Earlham, 302. The living is a donative, annexed to the vicarage of Earlham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church was desecrated in the 17th century.

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 parishBowthorpe St. Michael 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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Postal districtNR5
Post TownNorwich