Place:Walpole St. Andrew, Norfolk, England

NameWalpole St. Andrew
Alt namesCross Keyssource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.73°N 0.22°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1974)
See alsoFreebridge Marshland Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Marshland Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
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 Walpole St. Andrew from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WALPOLE-ST. ANDREW, a parish, with [Walpole St. Andrew] village, and Cross-Keys hamlet, in the [registration] district of Wisbeach and county of Norfolk; at [Walpole railway] station, 8½ miles W by S of [King's] Lynn. It has a post-office under Wisbeach; and it gives the title of Baron to Earl Orford. Acres: 3,494; of which 1,130 are water. Real property: £6,131. Population: 709. Houses: 162. The manor belongs to the Rev. H. Townshend. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £1,259. Patron: the Rev. H. Townshend. The church is good. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a parochial school, three alms houses, and other charities £35."

In 1974 the civil parishes of Walpole St. Andrew and Walpole St. Peter merged to form the civil parish of Walpole in the newly formed district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk District.

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