"WORMEGAY, or Wermegay, is a small dispersed village, 6 miles S.S.E. of Lynn, lying on the south side of the navigable river Nar. Its parish extends to Setch bridge, and contains 330 inhabitants, and 2,749 acres of land, of which Daniel Henry Lee-Warner, Esq., is principal owner, and lord of the manor; but W.W. Lee-Warner, Esq., is impropriator of the tithes. This lordship was anciently held by the Bardolphs and Warrens; the former of whom had a castle here, of which the moat still remains; and the latter founded a priory near the village, in the reign of King John, for Austin canons; but a farm-house now occupies its site, which was granted at the dissolution to the Bishop of Norwich, together with the advowson of the CHURCH, (St. Michael,) . . . Here is a National School, built in 1839." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Fincham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Michael.
- 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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Wormegay is in Clackclose Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Clackclose Hundred
- Description of Clackclose Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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