Place:Setchey, Norfolk, England

Alt namesSetchsource: John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoFreebridge Lynn Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Freebridge Lynn Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
West Winch, Norfolk, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"SETCH, or Setchey, a parish in Freebridge-Lynn [registration] district, Norfolk; 2½ miles N E of Watlington [railway] station, and 4 S by E of Kings-Lynn. It has a post-office under [King's] Lynn. Acres: 780. Real property: £1,335. Population: 91. Houses,20. The property is divided chiefly among three. The living is a rectory, annexed to North Runcton, in the diocese of Norwich. The church was built in 1844."

In 1935 Setchey ceased to be a separate civil parish and was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of West Winch. It also had ecclesiastical links with the parish of North Runcton.

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