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"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]

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Cemeteries

Langley, Stan L.
Memorial Inscriptions for St Mary's Church, Setchey, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
[Norfolk FHS, West Norfolk Branch, 1989]

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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 St Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Norfolk Heritage Explorer. Search for "2287" the NHER Number
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Setchey was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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.

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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836
 
and nearby places.

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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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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
1801  917110
1811  918  88
18211717  94
18311718  95
184121--100
185120--  96
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186120--  91
18712121  99
18812223118
18912222105
19012121  89
1911--22  87

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."