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Norfolk - Burnham Deepdale

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 615

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000]

BURNHAM DEEPDALE, 2½ miles N.W. of Burnham-Market, is a small village, seated on the rising ground above the salt marshes, sheltered on the south by a range of hills covered with timber. The parish comprises 112 souls, 21 houses, and 1,014 acres of land, of which 300 are marsh, enclosed under an act passed in 1821, for draining, embanking, and improving about 700a. of salt marshes, in this and the adjacent parishes of Burnham-Norton and Burnham Overy. The trustees of Henry Blyth, Esq., are owners of the soil, lords of the manor, and patrons of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, and has a round tower, and contains an ancient Saxon font, standing on four pilasters. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £11, and in 1831 at £258, has 24a. of glebe, and is enjoyed by the Rev. Edwd. Gwyn Blyth, M.A. The tithes were commuted in 1844. Here is a small school for the education of sixteen girls, built by the rector in 1844. Not far from the village is an ancient fortification, supposed to have been thrown up by the Saxons, after they had returned from the slaughter of the Picts and Scots, at Stamford, in Lincolnshire.

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Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated November, 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Brothercross hundred
Docking union
Brancaster (and Burnham Deepdale) Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Burnham Deepdale postmill [Jonathan Neville]
Burnham Deepdale Village page
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
More on Burnham Deepdale [GENUKI-NFK]
Paddy's Home Page
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