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Norfolk: West Winch

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West Winch is about 2 miles S. of King's Lynn.
See also East Winch.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Minister, services, location, etc.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), West Winch was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

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Description and Travel

West Winch Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
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Historical Geography

West Winch is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.


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]


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
Langley, Stan L.
West Winch 1914-1918 War Memorial.
[West Winch, 1999]

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  3140210
1811  4354242
1821  6369315
1831  4482394
1841  95--415
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1871  94105415

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.

Voting Registers

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December 2008