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Norfolk: Lyng

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Lyng is about 6 miles N.E. of East Dereham.
The name may also be spelled Ling.
It includes the hamlet of Easthaugh.


Author unknown
Lyng Memorial Inscriptions.
Tombstones, Memorials and Burial Records, 1567-2002.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Margaret
Description and pictures.
Church of St Margaret
Services, etc.
Chapel of St Edmund
Description and picture of the ruins.

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), Lyng was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Baker, Kay
Guide to Lyng.
[J and A Graphics, 1986]
Lyng Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Lyng is in Eynsford Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
Description of Eynsford Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Lyng History Group
Lyng: A Village in the Wensum Valley: A Miscellany.
[Lyng, Lyng History Group, 1993]
Sayer, Michael John
[Aylsham, F.C. Barnwell, 1983]

Land and Property

See Bawdeswell
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

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
1811  73104502
1821  73117581
1831  86138645
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.

1841 Census
"Lyng Parish includes Lyng Easthaugh Hamlet."
1901 Census
"Including Easthaugh and Primrose Green."

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
September 2008