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Terrington St Clement

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"TERRINGTON ST. CLEMENT is a large and well-built village, on and near Cross Keys, or Sutton-Wash-road, 4 miles W. of Lynn by the ferry, and about 6 miles by the bridges. Its parish has increased its population since the year 1801 from 824 to 2,250 souls, and has 471 houses, and 7,760 acres of land, mostly a rich alluvial soil, exclusive of 467a. 3r. 38p. of newly enclosed marsh land. . . . The Church, dedicated to St. Clement, is a spacious cruciform edifice of freestone,  . . . It was built in 1380, by Edmd. Gonville.  . . .  sittings provided for about 220 Sunday scholars. . . . James I., gave the appropriation of the rectorial tithes to the Lady Margaret's Professorship of Divinity, Cambridge, which office is now held by the Rev. Jno. Jas. Blunt, B.D., who consequently enjoys the appropriate rectory, valued in the King's book at £34 6s. 8d.; but the vicarage, valued at £23 6s. 3d. is in the gift of the Crown, and enjoyed by the Rev. T. T. Upwood." [Francis White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © the late A.J. Carter]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Marshland, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Clement.

Church History

The Fen and Marshland Churches
This includes Terrington St Clement.
See Walsoken.
Church of St Clement
Description and pictures.
Church of St Clement
Description of the bells and picture of the church.
Bartlett, E. Spencer
The Church of Terrington St Clement.
[London, 1970]
Seccombe, J.T.
The Church of Terrington St Clement.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.12, 1895]
Methodist Church
Description and pictures.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
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Methodist Church
Services, events, groups, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Registers and Archdeacon's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
Terrington St Clement people in Tilney All Saints and Tilney cum Islington
Greer, Sandy; and Simon, Val
The Parish of Terrington St Clement Church Registers, 1900-1924.
[Seagull, 1984]
Methodist Publishing
Baptisms Solemnized in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Terrington St Clement, in the County of Norfolk, 1916-1958.
[Methodist Publishing, 1958]

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Terrington St Clement was in Wisbech Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Terrington St Clement Mill
Description and pictures.
Terrington St Clement History Group
Centenary of Terrington St Clement Parish council, 1994: Extracts from the minutes.
[Terrington St Clement History Group, 1994
Terrington St Clement History Group
Terrington St Clement: A Marshland Village in Photographs.
[ISBN 0952169517, Terrington St Clement History Group, 1993]
Terrington St Clement History Group
Terrington St Clement: A Marshland Village: A richly illustrated account of the recent history of this Norfolk Village.
[ISBN 0952169509, Terrington St Clement History Group, 1993]
Terrington St Clement History Group
The Changing Face of Terrington St Clement.
[ISBN 0952169525, Terrington St Clement History Group, 2001]
Ward, H.
Terrington St Clement through the ages.
[Terrington St Clement, 1974]

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Historical Geography

Terrington St Clement is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

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Land and Property

Statement of Claims and Enclosure
See Walpole St Peter
Great Britain: Statute
Terrington Saint Clement and Terrington Saint John Inclosure Act, 1790.
An act for embanking the common salt marsh within the parishes of Terrington Saint Clement's and Terrington Saint John's in the county of Norfolk, and for dividing and enclosing the same, and other commons within the said parishes.
Great Britain: Statute
Terrington Inclosure Act, 1847.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing certain open marshes and waste lands in the township of Terrington in the county of Norfolk: 21st June 1847.
[London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847]

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • After 1834 Terrington St Clement became part of the Wisbech Union, and the workhouse was at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.