Burlingham St Andrew, Norfolk Genealogy

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Parish History

BURLINGHAM (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blofield, E. division of Norfolk, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Acle. [1]

Burlingham St Andrew is an Ancient parish in the Diocese of Norwich.

One of the three Burlingham parishes the medieval church tower construction can be dated from 1460.

South Burlingham Burlingham St Edmund, Norfolk is the surviving church for the village; the ruined Burlingham St Peter, Norfolk was lost in 1936 after the 1906 tower collapse into the church.

Genuki.org.uk provides further information on the history of this parish. Maureen Mitchell has provided a picture of St. Andrew Church.


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.

  • Blofield 1837-1935
  • Halvergate 1935-1938
  • Norwich Outer 1939-1974
  • Norwich

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 180/ 1-5

Images of the parish registers may be viewed online in Historic record Collections (formerly Record Search)

Archdeacons transcripts, 1600-1812

Baptisms 1600-1607, 1623-1637, 1665-1812 Marriages 1602-1609, 1630-1637, 1665-1812 Burials 1600-1609, 1623-1637, 1665-1812
1526737 Item 2

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.

1891 Census Surname Index courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archive. 

Poor Law Unions

Blofield       http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Blofield/Blofield.shtml

The union consisted of the following parishes: Acle, Beighton, Blofield, Bradestone, Brundall, Buckenham Ferry, Burlingham St Andrew, Burlingham St Edmund, Burlingham St Peter, Cantley, Freethorpe, Halvergate, Hassingham, Hemblington, Limpenhoe, Lingwood, Moulton, Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead, Postwick, Ranworth with Panxworth, Reedham, Southwood, Strumpshaw, Thorpe St Andrew, Tunstall, Upton with Fishley, Walsham St Lawrence, Walsham St Mary, Wickhampton, Witton, Woodbastwick.
Blofield Union was incorporated under the 1834 Act. The Union Workhouse was opened in 1836 at Lingwood. Blofield Union Board of Guardians was replaced by Guardians Committee No. 3 in 1930.
Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 6 May 1971 (C/GP2/29) and on unknown dates

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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A..,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 437-440.