BAWDESWELL - population 790 (yr 2000)

About Bawdeswella summary


Bawdeswell Parish Council - website

Download Leaflets (.pdf files)street map and walks -   An alternative Gateway to the Internet

Friends of Bawdeswell Church - News & Events

The Reeve's Tale - Parish Magazine website

Download (.pdf files) Church Guide


The Chaucer Connection    The Canterbury Tales immortalised the Reeve of Bawdeswell. Did Chaucer have any connection with the village?

Chaucer House   The oldest house in the village. Did it have any connection with Chaucer?

Bawdeswell Heath   Mentioned in the Reeve's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Bawdeswell's Churches   Medieval fell down.   Victorian destroyed by 
WWII airplane,Church re-built 1953 as Neo-Georgian - a full guide in colour.

List of Church Records 

List of Rectors since 1313.                                      Kenneth Tindall’s  Life of Jesus

List of names on the War Memorial

The Tollhouse   Part of the old Norwich to FakenhamTurnpike.

Bawdeswell Hall   A Dutch Gabled Mansion(1683 )with a fine walled garden.

The Gurney Family & Barclays Bank   Founder members.

Elizabeth Fry   A  member of the Gurney family, famous as a prison reformer.

The Eglinton Family   builders of Bawdeswell Hall.

The Lloyd Family  lost Bylaugh Estate at gambling and moved to Bawdeswell Hall.

The Stoughton Family   Also once lived in Bawdeswell Hall.

The Schools   Community Primary, 

The Willows

(formerly The Ram Inn)

Bell Inn   (former Coaching Inn)

Church View  (former Workhouse)

Bawdeswell Home Guard

Wartime Evacuees

Village Sign


Sateliteimages of the area

Bawdeswell Street Map

Old Maps of the area.

Roman  Road

Bylaugh Hall    Early Steel-framed building.  Lost at gambling. 

Its more recent history.



Much of the material drawn on is from Lorna Downs college project of 1982/83.
  Additional material is from the Reeve's Tale Magazine and the authors are shown.