Church & Village News

The Church & Village News is published every month between February and December. It covers the villages of Baconsthorpe, Barningham Winter, Edgefield, Hempstead, Matlaske, Plumstead and Saxthorpe with Corpusty and is distributed to all the houses and churches in these parishes.

The correspondent for Baconsthorpe is Hazel Martin contact  at or 07879 414577

The deadline for copy is the third Wednesday of the month.

A digital copy can be downloaded from the website

Village Amenities

Baconsthorpe Parish Council manages and maintains various amenities in the village. If you would like information about any of these please contact the Parish Clerk or Chair.

There are several allotments situated on Castle Road. There are often allotments available for a small annual rent. Please contact the Parish Clerk to apply.

The playground is situated opposite the village hall on School Lane. It is open all day every day and has a good range of play equipement suitable for most ages.

Situated in the car park next to the playground are recycling bins for paper, glass and clothes. All proceeds from these go back into parish funds.

There is a dog waste bin on Long Lane. Please do pick-up after your dogs where-ever you may be in the village. Thank you!

The village notice board is situated on the bus shelter on Long Lane next to the post box.

The village defibrillator is located next to the bus shelter on Long Lane next to the post box.

Bus Times

Every Tuesday Sanders run the number 16 bus to Holt. The journey takes 10 minutes.

Departing Baconsthorpe 10.38am – please wait on the car park at the bottom of Long Lane by the Old Post Office.

Departing Holt 12.20pm

Please click here for more information on their website.

Local Councillors

Baconsthorpe Parish Council

The council meets once every two months in the village hall.
Click here to visit the website.

Chair Jonathan Cooper 01263 577527 / 07767 494369
Vice-Chair Richard Youngs
Clerk Sarah Hayden
Counsillor Tom Benton-Worboys
Councillor Jane Warner
Councillor Isabel Christophers

District Councillor

Callum Ringer

County Councillor

Steffan Aquarone


Local MP

Rt Hon Duncan Baker MP

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Tudor House, Grammar School Lane, North Walsham, NR28 9JH

Tel: 01692 558458

Village Walks

As part of the lottery grant given to the church for the repair of the roof, two walks have been developed to encourage people to walk from the church to the castle.

One is an extension of the Bodham via Baconsthorpe Castle walk set-up by the Norfolk Coast Partnership. Details can be found on their website here:

You can also download a pdf of the map route and more details by clicking here

The second will be known as Heydon’s Walk and is currently being finalised by English Heritage. We hope to have details available soon.

Village History

The website’s history page includes a section about the village’s history. Please click here to read.

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