Place:Wiggenhall St. Germans, Norfolk, England

NameWiggenhall St. Germans
Alt namesWiggenhall St. Germansource: GENUKI
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.7°N 0.36°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Marshland Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
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Wiggenhall St. Germans is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk in eastern England. It is 85 miles (137 km) north of London and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-west of King's Lynn. The parish covers an area of 18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi) and had a population of 1,370 in 554 households in the 2011 UK census.

The parish is situated on the River Great Ouse which divides the village into two parts. Most of the parish lies below the high-water mark and some areas are level with the bed of the river, which is confined by high banks.

Since 1935 the parish includes the hamlets of Wiggenhall St. Mary the Virgin and Wiggenhall St. Peter. It was the site of Fitton, the ancient seat of the Howard family, later the dukes of Norfolk.

Research Tips

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