Burgh St Margaret
"BURGH ST. MARGARET and ST. MARY (commonly called FLEGG BURGH), formerly distinct parishes, form one parish 3 miles west from Ormsby station of the Eastern and Midlands railway, 15 miles north-east from Norwich and 7½ north-west from Yarmouth railway station, in the Northern division of the county, incorporated hundreds and union of East and West Flegg, county court district of Great Yarmouth, rural deanery of Flegg and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The old church of St. Mary has gone to decay, with the exception of a small portion of the tower, which remains in the centre of a field. St. Margaret's, erected about the middle of the fourteenth century is a structure of flint in the Decorated style, but it contains fragments of Norman work, and has curious quatrefoil ventilating holes under the windows: it has chancel, nave and square tower with 3 bells: it was, in 1876, thoroughly restored and reseated to hold 170; the work was carried out at the sole expense of the rector, the Rev. Charles John Lucas. The parsonage was entirely gutted by fire about the year 1754, and the church register at that time consumed; the present register commences at that period, and is in excellent preservation." [Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk (1883) - Transcription copyright © E.C. "Paddy" Apling]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Flegg, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.
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Burgh St Margaret is in West Flegg Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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