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West Winch

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"WINCH (WEST) is a village of detached houses on and near the Setch turnpike, 3 miles S. of Lynn, comprising in its parish 415 inhabitants, and about 1,200 acres of land, partly in the low meadows and common on the east side of the river Nar. Lord Henry Cholmondeley is lord of the manor; but a great part of the soil belongs to twelve smaller freeholders, and a number of copyholders. The CHURCH, (St. Mary,) has recently been thoroughly repaired, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £9 13s. 4d., and now worth about £350 a year, having 38 acres of glebe, and a yearly rent awarded in lieu of tithes, in 1840. The patronage is in the Crown, and the Rev. Martin Hogge, M.A., of Southacre, is the incumbent. Here is no rectory-house, but D. Gurney, Esq., generously pays the rent of the curate's residence." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also East Winch.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Minister, services, location, etc.
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Church Records

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), West Winch was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

West Winch Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

West Winch is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which West Winch has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Eller, George
Memorials, Archaeological and Ecclesiastical, of the West Winch Manors, from the earliest ages to the present period.
History of West Winch, description of the church, inscriptions in the chancel, the pedigree of the Pell family, list of rectors, glebe terriers and land owners, etc.
[King's Lynn, Thew and Son, 1861]
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Maps

 
and nearby places.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF630156 (Lat/Lon: 52.713731, 0.411298), West Winch which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
Langley, Stan L.
West Winch 1914-1918 War Memorial.
[West Winch, 1999]
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1801  3140210
1811  4354242
1821  6369315
1831  4482394
1841  95--415
1851101--477
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861106---470
1871  94105415
1881104104408
1891106106421
1901101101419
1911---105362

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.