Bacton, Norfolk Genealogy
BACTON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the Tunstead and Happing incorporation, hundred of Tunstead, E. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from North Walsham. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists.
Bacton St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Norwich and includes Keswick, Bromholm, Brimholm, and Bacton Green.
Bacton, in the middle ages, was home to Broomholm Priory, possessor of a substantial piece of the true cross and one of the largest pilgrimage centres in East Anglia. Due to the presence of the Priory the church is relatively modest.
Bacton is nowadays home to the giant landfall of the North Sea gas terminal and delivery pipeline for a large part of England.
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.
- Tunstead 1837-1869
- Smallburgh 1870-1938
- North Walsham 1939-1974
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held. A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication.
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|Baptisms and burials 1725-1812. Marriages 1725-1811.||BRITISH 1526819 Item 6|
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.
http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/1891Census/Bacton.htm transcript of 1891 census
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.
Poor Law Unions
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
http://www.achurchnearyou.com/bacton-st-andrew/ for information about the parish.
http://www.coastalgroup.org.uk/page2.html coastal group website
http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-224221-church-of-st-andrew-bacton British Listed building
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78733 British history online
http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/bacton/bacton.htm Norfolk Churches website
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 124-128.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/ref&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;