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Norfolk: Clenchwarton

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Clenchwarton is about 2 miles W. of King's Lynn.
The name may also be spelled Clenchwharton.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.
Church of St Margaret
Pictures of the church.

Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Archdeacon's Transcripts
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Registers
Clenchwarton people in Tilney All Saints and Tilney cum Islington
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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), Clenchwarton was in Wisbech Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Clenchwarton Parish Council
Meetings, minutes, etc.
Challis, Chris
Memories of Clenchwarton.
[Colour Print, 1993]
Howard, Harry
Memories of Clenchwarton 1903-1968, the church and life on the farms.
[Clenchwarton, 1968]
Eggett, Thomas W. (editor)
Clenchwarton as it was, to the present day, 100 years, 1900-2000. A record in photographs.
[Clenchwarton, Book Committee, 2000]
Clenchwarton Post Mill
Description and history.
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Historical Geography

Clenchwarton is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

Land and Property

Statement of Claims and Enclosure, 1796
See Walpole St Peter


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


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
Families Population
1801  3547232
1811  3955350
1821  8193456
1831  5370478
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1851 Census
"The increase in population in Clenchwarton is referable to the temporary employment of 146 excavators upon the New Estuary, near Lynn Regis."
1841, 1851 and 1861 Censuses
The figures are from the population tables for Cambridgeshire.
1911 Census
There were 19 people in detached parts of the parish.

Voting Registers

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November 2008