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Islington or Tilney cum Islington, Norfolk

Historical Description

Islington or Tilney-cum-Islington, a village and a parish in Norfolk, 5 miles WSW from Lynu, and 2 S from Clenchwarton station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. Post town, Lynn; money order and telegraph office, Wiggenhall St Germans. Acreage, 1732; population, 271. Islington Hall and Islington Lodge are chief residences. The living is a vicarage, of the net value of £194 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church is a cruciform building of stone in the Early English style, with an embattled western tower.

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


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

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishIslington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWisbech 

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