Lyng, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands on the river Wensum, 3 miles W from Lenwade station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, 4 ½ S by W from Eeepham station on the G.E.R., and 7 NE from Dereham. It has a post office under Norwich; money order office, Great Witchingham; telegraph office, Lenwade railway station. Acreage of parish, 1973; population, 437. It has a parish council of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £450 with residence. The church is a small building of flint in the Early English style. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. There was formerly in this parish a chapel dedicated to St Edmund, some ruins of which are still standing.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lyng St. Clement|
|Poor Law union||Mitford and Launditch|
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