Place:Bowthorpe, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.6362°N 1.2167°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Costessey, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Bowthorpe was an ancient parish in Norfolk and also a civil parish until 1935 when it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Costessey. Wikipedia describes the housing estate which is the modern Bowthorpe, a western suburb of Norwich.

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

"BOWTHORPE, a parish in Forehoe [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Yare, 3 ½ miles W of Norwich. Post Town: Colney, under Norwich. Acres: 645. Population: 21. Houses: 4. The living is a donative, annexed to the vicarage of Earlham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church was desecrated in the 17th century."

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