"WATLINGTON is a neat village of detached houses, 6 miles S. by W. of Lynn, in the fertile marshes on the east side of the Great Ouse river, about a mile E. of the bridge at Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen. Its parish contains 502 inhabitants, and 1,633 acres of land, mostly the property of Chas. Berners Plestow, Esq., ... He is lord of the manor of Gawsels, in Watlington, ? and Mr. J. Platten, of Lynn, is the steward. The CHURCH, (St. Peter and St. Paul,) is a large structure, with a tower and five bells; . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £41 15s. 8d., is in the gift of C.B. Plestow, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Edw. Cobbold. Here is a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1840, by Mr. H.J. Nicholls." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- Purple, Jennifer J.
- Monumental Inscriptions, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Watlington, King's Lynn, Norfolk, with index and plan of churchyard.
[Privately published, 1998]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Fincham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
- Church of St Peter and St Paul
- Description of the bells and picture of the church.
- King's Lynn Arts Centre
- Portrait of a Village: Watlington.
[ISBN 1898328048, King's Lynn Arts Centre, West Norfolk Living Histories, 1993]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Watlington to another place.
Watlington is in Clackclose Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
- Description of Clackclose Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Watlington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- Watlington Inclosure Act, 1748.
An act for inclosing and dividing certain commons and wastes, within the manor and parish of Watlington in the county of Norfolk.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF618111 (Lat/Lon: 52.673572, 0.391557), Watlington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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.)