"ASHWICKEN, a small parish with only 78 inhabitants, and about 1,200 acres of land, lies 4½ miles E. of Lynn, in the picturesque vale of a rivulet which flows westward to that port. J.W. Ladbroke, Esq., owns the Hall and about 500 acres; and the rest belongs to Richard Dewing, Esq., who occupies the Hall, a large brick mansion, with a well wooded lawn, and formerly surrounded by a moat, now filled up. Upwards of 100 acres of sandy heath, at the west end of the parish, being unfit for cultivation, was planted about twelve years ago, by Mr. Dewing, who has nearly the whole parish in his own occupation. The CHURCH, dedicated to All Saints, occupies a lofty situation in a large meadow, overlooking the valley, and was formerly a much larger edifice. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., and consolidated with Leziate, a churchless parish on the opposite side of the turnpike." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
It is also known as Ashwicken with Leziate and Ashwicken cum Leziate.
See also Leziate.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Ashwicken is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Ashwicken has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF702195 (Lat/Lon: 52.746061, 0.519704), Ashwicken which are provided by:
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- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
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- Ashwicken, Bawsey and Leziate Roll of Honour
- World Wars 1 and 2.
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.