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BURNHAM-MARKET, or Burnham-Westgate (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Docking, hundred of Brothercross, W. division of Norfolk, 36½ miles (N. W.) from Norwich, and 120 (N. N. E.) from London There is a place of worship for Independents. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50845#s2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 440-445.</ref><br>  
 
BURNHAM-MARKET, or Burnham-Westgate (St. Mary), a '''parish''', in the union of Docking, hundred of Brothercross, W. division of Norfolk, 36½ miles (N. W.) from Norwich, and 120 (N. N. E.) from London There is a place of worship for Independents. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50845#s2 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 440-445.</ref><br>  
 
 
  
 
Burnham Westgate St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich.&nbsp;St Mary's church as we see it today, dates mainly from the 14th century, the tower having been built in around 1310. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained its original font. <br>  
 
Burnham Westgate St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich.&nbsp;St Mary's church as we see it today, dates mainly from the 14th century, the tower having been built in around 1310. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained its original font. <br>  
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Parish History

BURNHAM-MARKET, or Burnham-Westgate (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Docking, hundred of Brothercross, W. division of Norfolk, 36½ miles (N. W.) from Norwich, and 120 (N. N. E.) from London There is a place of worship for Independents. [1]

Burnham Westgate St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich. St Mary's church as we see it today, dates mainly from the 14th century, the tower having been built in around 1310. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained its original font.

Burnham Market is a village and civil parish near the north coast of Norfolk, England. Burnham Market is one of the Burnhams, a group of adjacent villages in North Norfolk. It is the result of the merger of three of the original Burnham villages, namely Burnham Sutton, Burnham Ulph and Burnham Westgate.

Burnham Market lies approximately 1 mile (2 km) inland, some 5 miles (8 km) west of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 miles (19 km) east of Hunstanton and 10 miles (16 km) north of Fakenham. The smaller villages of Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Norton are within 2 miles (3 km) to the west and north of Burnham Market, whilst Burnham Overy and Burnham Thorpe are a similar distance to the east. North Creake is some 4 miles (6 km) to the south. The larger town of King's Lynn is 20 miles (30 km) to the south-west, whilst the city of Norwich is 30 miles (50 km) to the south-east.

For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


Resources

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.

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 288

Parish registers Microfilm copy of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, England.

Item 1 Baptisms 1538-1713 Marriages 1539-1640, 1661-1713 Burials 1538-1646, 1660-1713 Item 2 Baptisms and burials 1716-1765 Marriages 1724-1765 Item 3 Baptisms and burials 1766-1812 Item 4 Baptisms 1813-1847 Item 5 Baptisms 1847-1901 Item 6 Marriages and banns 1754-1812 Item 7 Marriages 1813-1837 Item 8 Marriages 1837-1902 Items 9-10 Burials 1813-1901 FHL BRITISH Film 1565792 Items 1-10

Archdeacons transcripts, 1725-1812

Baptisms, burials and marriages 1725-1812 FHL BRITISH Film 1526789 Item 20

See also

England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Census records

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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.


Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records



Poor Law Unions

Docking Poor Law Union, Norfolk

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.

Tax Records

1597 Subsidy Taxes: Transcribed by Geoff Lowe and housed by Norfolk Transcription Archives

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

Resources

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 440-445.