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Tilney St Lawrence

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"TILNEY ST. LAWRENCE, 6 ½ miles S.W. of Lynn, and the same distance E.N.E. of Wisbech, is a large but scattered village and parish, which has increased its population since the year 1801, from 362 to 762 souls, and comprises 3,076A. 2R. 5P. of enclosed land, belonging to a number of freeholders, and partly lying in the same manors as Tilney All Saints, to which this is considered a parochial chapelry, - the benefice and tithes being in the same incumbency, patronage and appropriation; but the parishioners refused, some years ago to pay church rates to All Saints, having their own large CHURCH (dedicated to St. Lawrence,) to keep in repair. The latter appears to be as ancient as the former, and consequently, we should presume there is legally no other connexion between them, further than the consolidation of the livings. The glebe here is 5 acres, and the Church land 7 ½ acres. The vicar has here 3A. of land, left by John Crane.  . . . The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here, and another at FEN-END, a hamlet partly in this parish." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


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 Lawrence.

Church History

Church of St Lawrence
Description and pictures.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Archdeacon's Transcripts
Tilney St Lawrence people in Tilney All Saints and Tilney cum Islington

Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Tilney St Lawrence Parish Council
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Historical Geography

Tilney St Lawrence is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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