"CLENCHWARTON is a scattered village with several neat houses, 2 miles W. of Lynn by the ferry, and 3 miles by the bridge; including within its parish 597 inhabitants, and 2,720 acres of land, exclusive of about 160 acres of the old bed of the river Ouse, now converted into pasture-ground. The soil belongs to a number of freeholders, the largest of whom are Lord George Bentinck, J.B. Monk, and John Stephens, Esqr., of Berkshire. The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Margaret, is an ancient cemented building, partly mantled with ivy, and sheltered on the north by the plantation of the rectory-house. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14 16s. 6d., and in 1835, at £348, is in the patronage of the widow and son of the late Rev. Fdk. Wm. Goldfrap. The son is now at college, and for him the living is now held in commendam by the Rev. Thos. T. Upwood of Terrington St. Clement." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
The name may also be spelled Clenchwharton.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Marshland, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret.
- Parish Register Transcripts
- Baptisms 1813-1880
- Archdeacon's Transcripts
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
- Parish Registers
- Clenchwarton people in Tilney All Saints and Tilney cum Islington
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Clenchwarton Parish Council
- Meetings, minutes, etc.
- Challis, Chris
- Memories of Clenchwarton.
[Colour Print, 1993]
- Howard, Harry
- Memories of Clenchwarton 1903-1968, the church and life on the farms.
- Eggett, Thomas W. (editor)
- Clenchwarton as it was, to the present day, 100 years, 1900-2000. A record in photographs.
[Clenchwarton, Book Committee, 2000]
- Clenchwarton Post Mill
- Description and history.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Clenchwarton to another place.
Clenchwarton is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Clenchwarton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Statement of Claims and Enclosure, 1796
- See Walpole St Peter
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF591203 (Lat/Lon: 52.757334, 0.355768), Clenchwarton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- 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.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- 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.
- 1851 Census
- "The increase in population in Clenchwarton is referable to the temporary employment of 146 excavators upon the New Estuary, near Lynn Regis."
- 1841, 1851 and 1861 Censuses
- The figures are from the population tables for Cambridgeshire.
- 1911 Census
- There were 19 people in detached parts of the parish.