Place:Bexwell, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBechesuuellasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
Bekesuuellasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.6003°N 0.4054°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoClackclose Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Downham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Ryston, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"BEXWELL, a parish in Downham [registration] district, Norfolk; 1 mile E of Downham-Market [railway] station. Post Town: Downham. Acres: 1,177. Real property: £2,075. Population: 94. Houses: 16. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £375. Patron: the Bishop of Norwich. The church is good."

In 1935 Bexwell civil parish was abolished and absorbed by the neighbouring parish of Ryston. A third parish, Ryston with Roxham was also absorbed by Ryston at the same time. The area is now all part of the King's Lynn and West Norfolk District of Norfolk, England.

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