Bagthorpe with Barmer

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Bagthorpe with Barmer
Bagthorpe with Barmer is located in Norfolk
Bagthorpe with Barmer
Bagthorpe with Barmer
Location within Norfolk
Area9.05 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF804330
Civil parish
  • Bagthorpe with Barmer
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE31
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°51′51″N 0°40′42″E / 52.86424°N 0.67845°E / 52.86424; 0.67845Coordinates: 52°51′51″N 0°40′42″E / 52.86424°N 0.67845°E / 52.86424; 0.67845

Bagthorpe with Barmer is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The parish includes the hamlets of Bagthorpe and Barmer, and is situated some 15 km west of Fakenham and 20 km north east of King's Lynn.[1] As the population of the civil parish remained less than 100 at the 2011 Census it was included in the civil parish of Stanhoe.

The civil parish has an area of 9.05 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 53 in 22 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[2]


Barmer All Saints

Barmer All Saints is a Grade II* listed building.[3] It is a small building and is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. The church sits off the road, about 250 yards across a field in a copse of trees. In 1602 it was already a ruin but in 1885 the Kerslake family decided to turn it into a mausoleum and employed architect Frederick Preedy to restore the church. What exists today is largely Victorian, but there are remains of its earlier history. The round tower is Norman, but the origins may have been Anglo-Saxon as indicated by the flint quoins at the west end of the nave. The chancel arch is 12th Century and the nave 13th Century. The church was declared redundant in 1970 and it was taken over by the Norfolk Churches Trust in 1978.

The Kerslake coat of arms can be seen on a cast-iron tympanum above the door. The Kerslakes owned much of the surrounding land as well as the manor house. The house no longer exists but part of the estate is incorporated into Manor Farm. Several of the Kerslake family are buried in the churchyard. The Kerslakes originate from the southwest of England where the family owned shipyards building ships for the Royal Navy. Due to the considerable amount of work undertaken for the Admiralty during the 18th century, the family became wealthy and also a government creditor. It is believed that the family were awarded a large plot of land and manorial rights in part payment of government debt.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). "Norfolk Coast West". OS Explorer Map. 250. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Archived from the original (XLS) on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2005-12-02.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1077802)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 March 2017.

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