Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FREEBRIDGE-LYNN

FREEBRIDGE-LYNN, a district and a hundred in Norfolk; in the NW of the county, bounded on the W by Lynn Wash. The district comprehends the sub-district of Hillington, containing the parishes of Hillington, Great Massingham, Little Massingham, Harpley, Flitcham-cum-Appleton, Sandringham, West Newton, Roydon, Grimstone, and Congham; the sub-district of Gayton, containing the parishes of Gayton, Gayton-Thorpe, Leziate, Ashwicken, Castle-Acre, Westacre, East Walton, Pentney, and West Bilney; the sub-district of Middleton, containing the parishes of Middleton, East Winch. West Winch, North Runcton, Setchey, and Mintlyn; and the sub-district of Castle-Rising, containing the parishes of Castle-Rising, Bawsey, Babingley, Wolverton, North Wootton, South Wootton, and Gaywood. Acres, 78, 775. Poor-rates in 1862, £8, 618. Pop. in 1851, 13, 557; in 1861, 13, 486. Houses, 2, 834. Marriages in 1860, 79; births, 431, -of which 53 were illegitimate; deaths, 250, -of which 92 were at ages under 5 years, and 8 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 923; births, 4, 490; deaths, 2, 472. The places of worship, in 1851, were 30 of the Church of England, with 5, 819 sittings; 3 of Baptists, with 344 s.; 16 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 1,887 s.; 10 of Primitive Methodists, with 985 s.; 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 170 s.; and 1 of Bible Christians, with 168 s. The schools were 22 public day schools, with 1, 121 scholars; 23 private day schools, with 580 s.; 41 Sunday schools, with 1, 903 s.; and 3 evening schools for adults, with 29 s. The workhouse is in Gayton.--The hundred is mainly identical with the district, but larger. Acres, 83, 667. Pop. 14, 450. Houses, 3, 030.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a district and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: Freebridge Lynn PLU/RegD       Norfolk AncC
Place: Kings Lynn

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