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Norfolk: Central Wingland

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

CENTRAL WINGLAND is a new parish, consisting of 3193 acres of land, of which 1649 acres are in Lincolnshire and the rest in Norfolk. The Lincolnshire portion is in the Parts of Holland, Holbeach union and county court district, Elloe wapentake, Long Sutton petty sessional division, and Long Sutton polling district of South Lincolnshire; and the Norfolk portion is in Holbeach union and county court district, Lincoln bankruptcy district, Freebridge Marshland petty sessional division and hundred, and Terrington St. Clement's polling district of West Norfolk. It contains a few scattered farm houses, and had in 1881 a population of 294 (47 in Lincolnshire).

Some of the inhabitants attend Sutton Bridge church, and others Terrington St. Clement's.

It is about 9 miles N. of Wisbech and 10 W. of Lynn. The whole of the parish has been gained from the sea since 1831 (when the first enclosure was made) by the cutting of the Nene Outfall; previously to that the whole area was a marsh overflowed by the tides at high water. There have been two subsequent enclosures, namely in 1848 and in 1869. The chief owners are the Crown, Mrs. Gibbons, R.P. Mossop, Esq., Colonel Long, and Mr. D. Coy. The land is well cultivated, and is mostly fertile.

There is no place of worship here.

The nearest POST OFFICE is at Sutton Bridge, and also the Railway Station.

Those marked * are in Norfolk, and letters should be addressed viâ Terrington St. Clement's, King's Lynn.

	  Clarke    John      farmer
	* Coy       David     farmer
	  Dickerson John      farm bailiff
	  Eastland  John      farmer
	  Faulkner  Joseph    farmer, Marsh
	  Mossop    R.P.      farmer; h Sutton
	* Pratt     Robert    farmer
	* Rees      Chas.     farmer, Wingland grange
	  Skelton   Edwd.     frmr.; h Sutton bridge
	* Stuart    John      farm bailiff
	* Thurlby   Joseph    farmer
	  Todkill   Joseph    farmer, Marsh

See also the Central Wingland parish page.

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June 2016