Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin
"WIGGENHALL ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, a small scattered village on the west side of the Great Ouse, 5 miles S.W. by S. of Lynn, has in its parish the hamlet of SADDLE-BOW, on the opposite side of that river and the Eau-Brink-Cut, within 3 miles of Lynn. The parish contains 292 inhabitants, and about 2,500 acres of land, belonging to a number of freeholders, but formerly possessed by the Kerviles, who built a large brick hall here, with an embattled tower gate house; but this was pulled down after 1624, when the family became extinct, on the death of Sir Henry Kervile, a bigotted papist. The CHURCH has a tower and five bells. ... The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at ￡12, and in 1831 at ￡94, has recently been augmented to the yearly value of ￡175. It is in the gift of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. R.T. Powell, for whom a new Vicarage House has recently been erected." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Marshland, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.
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- See Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen
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