"SETCH, or SETCHEY MAGNA, a village and small churchless parish, on the river Nar, 4 miles S. of Lynn, has now only 100 inhabitants, and 790 acres of land, though it was once a market town, Lord Bardolph having, in the reign of Henry III., obtained a charter for a weekly market and two annual fairs. These have long been obsolete; but a fortnight market for fat cattle, was held here, on every alternate Tuesday, till about 16 years ago, when it was removed to Lynn. Setch had a CHURCH standing in 1528, but no traces of it now remain. It maintains its poor separately, though it is ecclesiastically united with North Runcton, and comprised in that manor. A small room has recently been fitted up for divine service, and licensed by the Bishop. Here is a farm and large inn, belonging to the corporation of Lynn; and on the opposite side of the river Nar, in Wormegay parish, is Setch Brewery, conducted by George Hogge and Co., maltsters, and wine and spirit merchants, of Lynn. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- Langley, Stan L.
- Memorial Inscriptions for St Mary's Church, Setchey, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
[Norfolk FHS, West Norfolk Branch, 1989]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Setchey is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Setchey has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836
- and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF635141 (Lat/Lon: 52.699898, 0.418251), Setchey which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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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 and 1851 Censuses
- "Setchey is ecclesiastically connected with North Runcton."