Place:Barningham-Town, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBarningham Magnasource: Family History Library Catalog
Barningham-Wintersource: Family History Library Catalog
Barningham Wintersource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.8772°N 1.1998°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoNorth Erpingham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Erpingham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Matlaske, Norfolk, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
North Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municiplaity covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Barningham-Town from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BARNINGHAM-TOWN, or [Barningham] Winter, or [Barningham] Magna, or [Barningham] Great, a parish in Erpingham [registration] district, Norfolk; 5 miles SE of Holt, and 15 ENE of Ryburgh [railway] station. Post Town: Holt, under Thetford. Acres: 833. Real property: £1,036. Population: 125. Houses: 23. The property is divided among a few. Barningham Hall, a fine Tudor mansion, is the seat of J. T. Mott, Esq. A market and a fair were formerly held in the parish, under grant of Edward II. to Roger le Curzam. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £135. Patron: J. T. Mott, Esq. The church is partly a ruin."

Barningham-Town was directly south of Barningham-Norwood. Both parishes were much smaller than their names suggest, and in 1935 each was absorbed by a neighbouring civil parish: Matlaske in the case of Barningham-Town and Gresham in the case of Barningham-Norwood. The ecclesiastical parishes are merged with each other.

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