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Norfolk: Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen

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Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen is about 6 miles S.S.W. of King's Lynn.
It is also called just Magdalen.
See also Wiggenhall St German, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, and Wiggenhall St Peter.


Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary Magdalen
Description of the bells and picture of the church.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
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Church Records

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

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen was in Downham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


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Historical Geography

Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen is in Freebridge Marshland hundred.

Land and Property

Owen, Dorothy M. and Owen, A.E.B.
The Records of a Commission of Sewers for Wiggenhall 1319-1324.
[Norfolk Record Society, vol.48, 1981]
Great Britain: Statute
Fitton in Wiggenhall Inclosure Act, 1807.
An act for inclosing lands of the manor of Fitton, in the parish of Wigginhall Saint Mary's, and other parishes therein mentioned, in the county of Norfolk.
[Independently printed edition, 1807]
Great Britain: Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Fitton, 1808.
The manor of Fitton, with lands in the Wiggenhall parishes. 58 claims, drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure.
Great Britain: Statute
Wiggenhall Drainage Act, 1757.
An act for draining and preserving certain marsh and fen lands and low grounds, in the parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, Thomas Baskett, 1757]
Great Britain: Statute
Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen Drainage Act, 1783.
[London, Charles Eyre and William Strahan, (1783) 1784]
Great Britain: Statute
Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen Drainage Act, 1833.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1833]
Great Britain: Statute
Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalen Drainage Act, 1878.
[London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1878]


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

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October 2005