Wiggenhall St Peter
"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]
- 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 of St Peter
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Wiggenhall St Peter is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.
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