Wormegay  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wormegay like this:

WORMEGAY, a parish in Downham district, Nor folk; 3½ miles E by N of Watlington r. station, and 6 SSE of Lynn. Post town, Lynn. Acres, 2,788. Real property, £4,024. Pop., 423. Houses, 99. The manor belongs to D. H. L. Warren, Esq. A black friary was founded here in the time of Richard I., and became a cell to Pentney in 1468. There was also a castle. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £56. Patron, the Bishop of N. The church was reported in 1859 as bad. There are a national school, and charities £10.

Wormegay through time

Wormegay is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wormegay itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wormegay in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st September 2021

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