Place:Lingwood, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.617°N 1.483°E
Located inNorfolk, England     (1190 - 1935)
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Lingwood and Burlingham, Norfolk, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

The name Lingwood originates from "Lingwoode", the first name given to the area, meaning "slope of a wood". The village was first noted in 1190.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Lingwood from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LINGWOOD, a parish, with a village, in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; 3 miles N of Buckenham [railway] station, and 8 E of Norwich. Post town: Blofield, under Norwich. Acres: 661. Real property: £1,999. Population: 509. Houses: 79. The property is subdivided. Most of the land belongs to H. N. Burroughes, Esq., and the Rev. J. Burroughes; and the manor belongs to the former, and Lingwood Lodge to the latter. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £55. Patron: H. N. Burroughes, Esq. The church is later English, in good condition; and has a tower. There are a national school and a land-allotment for the poor, yielding £20 a year. Blofield Workhouse also is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 146 inmates."

In 1935 Lingwood, together with the three neighbouring "Burlingham church" parishes, was abolished and the land absorbed into the new civil parish of Lingwood and Burlingham.

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