"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]
See also East Winch.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.
- Church of St Mary
- Minister, services, location, etc.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from West Winch to another place.
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.
- 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]
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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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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.)
- Roll of Honour
- World Wars 1 and 2.
- Langley, Stan L.
- West Winch 1914-1918 War Memorial.
[West Winch, 1999]
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.