Baconsthorpe, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

BACONSTHORPE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Holt. [1]

Baconsthorpe St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the Ingworth deanery of the Diocese of Norwich.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Erpingham 1837-1938
  • North Walsham 1939-1974
  • The Register Office, 18 Kings Arms Street, North Walsham, NR28 9JX.
    Tel/Fax: 01692 406220. E-mail:

Church records

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Baconsthorpe

Images of the parish registers may be viewed online in Historic Records (formerly Record Search) See England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts Norfolk Record Office reference PD 334

Census records


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


transcript of 1891 census]

Poor Law Unions

Erpingham Poor Law Union

Erpingham workhouse

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel S.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 124-128.