Place:Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalene, Norfolk, England

NameWiggenhall St. Mary Magdalene
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.673°N 0.35°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Marshland Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"WIGGENHALL-ST. MARY-MAGDALENE, a parish, with a village, in Downham [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Ouse, at Watlington [railway] station, and 6 miles SSW of [King's] Lynn. Post town: [King's] Lynn. Acres: 4,248. Real property: £8,895. Population: 825. Houses: 181. The property is subdivided. About three-fourths of the area are fen, drained by a steam-engine of 40 horse-power. An Augustinian nunnery, a cell to Castle-Acre, was founded here in 1181. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £270. Patron: Rev. W. B. Dalby. The church is ancient. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a national school."

The civil parish of Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalene still exists but there is no article in Wikipedia.

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