Infobox UK place
official_name= Barton Bendish
region= East of England
King's Lynn and West Norfolk
civil_parish= Barton Bendish
static_image_caption =Barton Bendish
population= 198 (parish, 2001 census)
post_town= KINGS LYNN
Barton Bendish is a village and a
civil parishin the English county of Norfolk[ Ordnance Survey(1999). "OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham". ISBN 0-319-21867-8.] . The village is 7.6 miles east of Downham Market, 38.6 miles west of Norwichand 101 miles north-east of London. The village lies 14.4 miles south of the town of Kings Lynn.The nearest railway station is at Downham Market for the Fen Linewhich runs between Cambridgeand King’s Lynn. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The civil parish has an area of 15.92 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 198 in 87 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.ref|osnncc
The village is mentioned in the
Domesday Bookof 1086 were the name is given as Bertuna [The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 186 ISBN 1858334403] . The main tenant of the village was William from Hermer de Ferrers. Other tenents were Reynald Fitzlvo and Ralph Baynard. Barton Bendish is a settlement of scattered households where there are two churches [The King’s England, Norfolk, by Arthur Mee, Page 24 ISBN 0 340 15061 0] which are little more than a field apart. What is more remarkable is that up until 1787 the parish had three churches. All saints was pulled down in that year with much of the material used to repair local roads and for repairing Saint Mary’s Church [The King’s England, Norfolk, by Arthur Mee, Page 24 ISBN 0 340 15061 0] . The other remaining church is called Saint Andrew’s. From the time of Richard Ito Henry VIIIthe Lovells were lords of the manor here. Thomas, the third son of Sir Ralf Lovell was a loyal supporter of Henry VII. He fought at the Battle of Bosworth1485, when Henry landed on the south coast with a couple of thousand French mercenaries and a few Lancastrianknights. Lovell was knighted by Henry VII for his prowess. His elder brother Sir Gregory was made banneret at Stoke. In 1485 he was created President of the Council and Chancellor of the Exchequerfor Life
The local Public house is called the Spread Eagle. In 2006 the pub was one of the Three Finalists in the
Eastern Daily PressNorfolk Best Pub & Restaurant 2006 Food Awards. There is also a very well used Village Hall. A popular sport played in the village is bowls. The Village bowling green, was officially opened in 1952 although before that the game was played in front of Avenue farmhouse courtesy of Commander Mansfield.
* Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). " [http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/general_resources/ncc017867.xls Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes] ". Retrieved
December 2, 2005.
* [http://www.origins.org.uk/genuki/NFK/places/b/barton_bendish/ Information from Genuki Norfolk] on Barton Bendish.
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