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Ashwicken

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"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]

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It is also known as Ashwicken with Leziate and Ashwicken cum Leziate.
See also Leziate.

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Church Directories

  • 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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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
Warrington, Clement Egbert
The parish church of Aswicken cum Leziate.
[King's Lynn, George Oswell, 1947]
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Church Records

Ashwicken cum Leziate Archdeacons' Transcripts
Marriages.
Ashwicken with Leziate Marriages 1717-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 10.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Ashwicken was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Leziate Parish Council
Representing Ashwicken and Leziate. Councillors, agendas, minutes, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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Maps

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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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801111371
1811111269
1821131379
1831121680
184113--78
185120--99
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186123--108
18712121  97
18812223  97
18912020111
19012222  98
1911--24100

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.