"LYNG, a pleasant village, on the south side of the river Wensum, 6 miles N.E. by E. of East Dereham, and 5 miles S.W. of Reepham, has in its parish a large corn and paper mill, 1899A. 2R. 22P. of fertile land, and 601 inhabitants, of whom 86 are in EASTHAUGH, a small hamlet, on an eminence, one mile S. of the village. Edward Lombe, Esq., is lord of the manor, (fine arbitrary,) but a great part of the soil belongs to H.T. Custance, S. Mills, and Robert Mitford, Esqrs., and several smaller owners. In the 17th of Edward III., Sir John de Norwich had license to make a castle of the manor-house, some traces of which are still extant on the crown of an acclivity west of the village. . . .The Church (St Michael,) has a tower and six bells, and in its windows are some fragments of stained glass. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £11. 0s. 6d., and in 1839 at £508, has 58A. 3R. 5P. of glebe. E. Lombe, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Henry Evans, incumbent. The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Jayne Cole]
The name may also be spelled Ling.
It includes the hamlet of Easthaugh.
- Author unknown
- Lyng Memorial Inscriptions.
Tombstones, Memorials and Burial Records, 1567-2002.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, 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 in some records, and to St Michael in others.
There are ruins of an ancient chapel of St Edmund.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Lyng to another place.
Lyng is in Eynsford Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
- Description of Eynsford Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Lyng has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Lyng History Group
- Lyng: A Village in the Wensum Valley: A Miscellany.
[Lyng, Lyng History Group, 1993]
- Sayer, Michael John
[Aylsham, F.C. Barnwell, 1983]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG067180 (Lat/Lon: 52.719762, 1.058634), Lyng 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.)
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.
- 1841 Census
- "Lyng Parish includes Lyng Easthaugh Hamlet."
- 1901 Census
- "Including Easthaugh and Primrose Green."