Lyng, Norfolk

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Norfolk
Ecclesiastical parish Lyng St. Clement
Hundred Eynsford
Poor Law union Mitford and Launditch

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