Place:Burgh-St. Peter, Norfolk, England

NameBurgh-St. Peter
Alt namesWheatacre-Burghsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.484°N 1.639°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoClavering Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Loddon and Clavering Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Loddon Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: In addition to Burgh-St. Peter there is a former parish in Norfolk named Burgh next Aylsham although its church is dedicated to St. Mary. Burgh next Aylsham is now part of Burgh and Tuttington in the Broadland District of Norfolk. Another parish in Norfolk is Burgh St. Margaret, now merged into Fleggburgh near Great Yarmouth.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Burgh-St. Peter is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England. It covers an area of 8.41 square kilometres (3.25 sq mi). According to both the 2001 and 2011 UK censuses it had a population of 274. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of Beccles in Suffolk. Its area was increased in 1935 by 78 acres transferred from the neighbouring parish of Wheatacre. This was a "corner" of Norfolk until 1974 when five parishes from Suffolk facing the North Sea were transferred to Norfolk.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Burgh-St. Peter from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 (note that most of the places in the description are actually in Suffolk):

"BURGH-ST. PETER, or Wheatacre-Burgh, a parish in Loddon district, Norfolk; on the river Waveney and on the Lowestoft railway, near Mutford station, 6 miles ENE of Beccles. Post Town: Mutford-Bridge, under Lowestoft. Acres: 2,041. Real property: £3,486. Population: 298. Houses: 73. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £330. Patron: the Rev. W. Boycatt. The church is good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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