Place:Wiggenhall St. Peter, Norfolk, England

NameWiggenhall St. Peter
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.691°N 0.366°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
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. Peter from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WIGGENHALL-ST. PETER, a parish in Downham [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Ouse, 1¾ mile N by W of Watlington [railway] station, and 4½ SSW of [King's] Lynn. Post town: [King's] Lynn. Acres: 944. Real property: £2,327. Population: 153. Houses: 33. The property is divided chiefly between two. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £120. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient."

Wiggenhall St. Peter was a civil parish in western Norfolk until 1935 when it was absorbed into the parish of Wiggenhall St. Germans.

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