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Great Witchingham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Witchingham, Great, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, 1½ mile from Lenwade station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. It has a post and money order office under Norwich; telegraph office, Lenwade. Acreage, 2255; population of the civil parish, 558; of the ecclesiastical, with Little Witchingham, 636. The river Wensum flows on the N of the parish. The living is a vicarage, united with Little Witchingham, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular style. There are Primitive Methodist and Free Methodist chapels.

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 parishWitchingham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSt. Faith 

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