Beachamwell All Saints with Shingham, Norfolk Genealogy

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Beachamwell All Saints with Shingham, Norfolk
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Clackclose
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Swaffham
Registration District Swaffham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1762; Separate registers exist for Shingham beginning 1762
Bishop's Transcripts: 1708; Separate records exist for Shingham beginning 1708
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Fincham
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Beachamwell All Saints is a ruined church and Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich.

The church declined into ruin in 17th and 18th century. After the reformation it lost  association with local families who had supported it.

BEECHAMWELL, a district comprising the parish of All Saints and the united parishes of St. John and St. Mary, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of Clackclose, W. division of Norfolk, 5 miles (W. S. W.) from Swaffham. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Swaffham
  • Wayland

Church records[edit | edit source]

Shingham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
Shingham Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1725-1812

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

See records for Shingham in the Norfolk Record Office reference PD 349/ 1-2 

This parish does not appear on Record Search as no microfilm for the parish is held
A search of the Family History Library Catalogue indicates that the following Archdeacon's transcripts are on film but these have not yet been converted to digital images for publication

Baptisms 1755-1760, 1787-1812 Marriages 1752, 1787-1808 Burials 1760, 1787-1809
1526808 Item 15

Census records[edit | edit source]


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions
[edit | edit source]

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and

Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Web sites[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 194-199. Date accessed: 29 August 2013.
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 27 February 2014.