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Wiggenhall St Peter

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"WIGGENHALL ST. PETER lies north of the above [ie Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen], 4½ miles S.S.W. of Lynn. It is a parish with five scattered farm-houses, a few cottages, 112 inhabitants, and 900 acres of land, of which 599A. are on the west, and 301A., with the church and houses, on the east side of the Great Ouse river. The soil belongs to the Rev. J. Royle, J. Patrick, Esq., Mrs. Marriott, Rev. J. Metcalf, Rev. J. Cary, and the Cator and Hall families. The Church has a square tower, with only one bell, and the living is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831 at £85. It is in the patronage of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. R.T. Powell. Mr. John King Hall, who has an estate here, is impropriator of the rectory." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



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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 Peter.

Church History

Church of St Peter
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Church Records

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

Civil Registration

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

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Historical Geography

Wiggenhall St Peter is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

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Land and Property

Inclosure and Drainage
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