Local History

Local history information can be downloaded from files listed opposite. They give information about the history of the village and the Bunbury family. The village sign, which stands in Elms Close just outside the Village Hall, has its own history!

Family History Research
The person to contact in the village for Family History Research is Frank Holmes. He has information on those persons who lived Great Barton in the past, and has a copy of the transposed burial records.

Frank Holmes Tel. 01284 787 371
Email: Frank Holmes

All the recorded details of burials in Great Barton Churchyard from 1563 to 1992 have been transcribed from the original registers into alphabetically order, together with the cross reference to the 517 gravestones, as recorded by the Women's Institute Survey in 1979.

"Barton Bygones" - By Frank Holmes - The Collected Barton Bygones as published in the Great Barton Newsletter 1998 - 2004

This 52 page book which contains fascinating facts and details of the village and those who have lived there has been made available thanks to the authors Frank Holmes and John Noble. Any profits go to the Village Hall Refurbishment Fund. If you would like a copy it is available from Mrs Kate Trevitt 01284 787 331 by post £3:00

"A Life of Riley" - By Frank Homes available from Kate Trevitt
Family History Research

  • The Street - 1957

    The Street - 1957
  • The Street

    The Street
  • The Lodge

    The Lodge
  • Rose Cottage before 1909 now called the Forge

    Rose Cottage before 1909 now called the Forge
  • Police House

    Police House
  • Mill & Mill House - Mill Road

    Mill & Mill House - Mill Road
  • Hall Park 1971 / 1972

    Hall Park 1971  / 1972
  • Free Church Hall - Conyers Way C1930

    Free Church Hall - Conyers Way  C1930
  • The Forge

    The Forge
  • Domesday Extract

    Domesday Extract
  • Domesday Entry

    Domesday Entry
  • Barton hall Interior

    Barton hall Interior
  • Barton Hall Gardeners

    Barton Hall Gardeners
  • Barton Hall

    Barton Hall
  • Barton Hall after Fire 1914

    Barton Hall after Fire 1914
  • Barton Hall hounds

    Barton Hall hounds
  • Barton Hall

    Barton Hall
  • Aldous family outside Crown House

    Aldous family outside Crown House
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