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Central Wingland


  • The parish was in the Long Sutton sub-district of the Holbeach Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2327
1871 R.G. 10 / 3327 & 3329
1881 R.G. 11 / 3209


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Central Wingland area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • There was no Anglican Church here.

Church Records

Civil Registration

  • The parish was part of the Long Sutton sub-district of the Holbeach Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration starting in July 1837.

Description and Travel

Central Wingland is (was) a civil parish in Lincolnshire (and partly in Norfolk) formed around the mouth of the River Nene, about nine miles north of Wisbeach. The parish lies along the eastern bank of the River Nene and covered about 3,200 acres in 1872. The civil parish was in the ecclesiastical parish of Sutton Bridge.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The A17 trunk road runs just south of the parish.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Central Wingland which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Central Wingland has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • The parish area was gained from the sea since 1831, when the first enclosure was made, by channeling the Nene outfall. Two subsequent enclosures in 1848 and 1869 secured additional land from the tidal area.
  • The Lincolnshire portion of the civil parish apparently was reintegrated with Sutton Bridge parish by 1900. The rest amalgamated with Terrington St. Clement's parish in Norfolk. Kelly's Norfolk directory for 1904 states that "Central Wingland formerly partly in Norfolk, is now wholly in Lincolnshire and particulars will be found in Kelly's Directory of that county", but Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire does not mention the parish.

Land and Property

  • In White's 1872 Directory, the chief landowners were the Crown, the Duke of Bedford, Mrs. GIBBONS, R. P. MOSSOP, Colonel LONG and D. COY.
  • In White's 1882 Directory, the chief landowners were the Crown, Mrs. GIBBONS, R. P. MOSSOP, Colonel LONG and D. COY.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF520210 (Lat/Lon: 52.765187, 0.251408), Central Wingland which are provided by:

Military History

In 1927 the RAF opened a summer practice military camp here.

Names, Geographical

  • Tycho WING was the Duke of Bedford's agent at Thorney, a surveyor and London instrument maker along with Thomas HEATH). Tycho surveyed the Nene River outfall and surrounding marshes. The Nene River mouth is called Tycho Wing's Channel, and the area on the east side of the river is Wingland, or Wingfield. Pam Downes advises that there were two Tycho Wings. One, an astologer, died in 1760, but a second was alive in the 1841 census in Thorney.

Names, Personal

  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: COLE, COY, ELMER, FAULKNER, MALLETT, MOSSOP, PRATT, SKELTON, SPIKINGS and TODKILL.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: CLARKE, COY, DICKERSON, EASTLAND, FAULKNER, MENNELL, MOSSOP, PRATT, REES, SKELTON, SPIKINGS, STUART, THURLBY and TODKILL.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an extra-parochial Chapelry for centuries and was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in 1858 as part of Norfolk county.
  • The parish was in the ancient Elloe Wapentake in the South Holland district in the parts of Holland in the 19th century.
  • This Civil Parish was abolished in April, 1954, and the land returned to various adjacent parishes (mostly Sutton Bridge).
  • For today's district governance, visit the local South Holland District Council site.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.


Year  Inhabitants
1871 181
1881 294