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OXBOROUGH (St. John the Evangelist), a '''parish''', in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Stoke-Ferry. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51200#s16 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 500-503. Date accessed:06 May 2013.</ref><br>
  
 
Oxborough St John is an ancient parish in Norfolk. Within the parish lies Oxborugh Hall home to the Bedingfield family to this day. The family chapel to the church is now the church following the events of 1948.  
 
Oxborough St John is an ancient parish in Norfolk. Within the parish lies Oxborugh Hall home to the Bedingfield family to this day. The family chapel to the church is now the church following the events of 1948.  
  
In 1948, the tower and spire of St. Johns collapsed onto the church below, destroying the south side of the nave. This was due to the weight of the bells, coupled with high winds. The south chapel contains a rare terracotta tomb, which was undamaged in the collapse. This tomb is unique in England, and is evidence of the Roman Catholicism of the Bedingfeld family.
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In 1948, the tower and spire of St. Johns collapsed onto the church below, destroying the south side of the nave. This was due to the weight of the bells, coupled with high winds. The south chapel contains a rare terracotta tomb, which was undamaged in the collapse. This tomb is unique in England, and is evidence of the Roman Catholicism of the Bedingfeld family.  
  
 
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== Census ==
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== Census ==
  
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== Poor Law Unions  ==
 
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*For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: [http://workhouses.org.uk/ www.workhouses.org.uk] and [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Swaffham/Swaffham.shtml http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Swaffham/Swaffham.shtml]
 
*For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: [http://workhouses.org.uk/ www.workhouses.org.uk] and [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Swaffham/Swaffham.shtml http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Swaffham/Swaffham.shtml]
  
== Registration Districts<br> ==
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== Registration Districts<br> ==
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Revision as of 19:52, 6 May 2013

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Parish History

OXBOROUGH (St. John the Evangelist), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of South Greenhoe, W. division of Norfolk, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Stoke-Ferry. [1]

Oxborough St John is an ancient parish in Norfolk. Within the parish lies Oxborugh Hall home to the Bedingfield family to this day. The family chapel to the church is now the church following the events of 1948.

In 1948, the tower and spire of St. Johns collapsed onto the church below, destroying the south side of the nave. This was due to the weight of the bells, coupled with high winds. The south chapel contains a rare terracotta tomb, which was undamaged in the collapse. This tomb is unique in England, and is evidence of the Roman Catholicism of the Bedingfeld family.


Church Records

Images of the parish register for this parish are available on Record Search

Norfolk 2 parishes have been "swapped" in RS image collection the banns books and banns/marriage registers for Cockley Cley and Oxburgh are viewable but not in the correct parish. If examined closely they are identified as Oxburgh and "Cley" on record covers.

Future engineering will correct this image arrangement.

Census

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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.


Poor Law Unions

Registration Districts

  • Swaffham

Reference

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 500-503. Date accessed:06 May 2013.