Place:Walpole St. Peter, Norfolk, England

NameWalpole St. Peter
Alt namesMarshland Fensource: from redirect
Walpole-St. Petersource: Family History Library Catalog
Walpole Saint Petersource: long form
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.7°N 0.25°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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"WALPOLE-ST. PETER, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in the [registration] district of Wisbeach and county of Norfolk. The village stands near [Walpole railway] station, 8¾ miles W by S of [King's] Lynn; and has a post-office under Wisbeach. The parish comprises 6,982 acres. Real property: £15,776. Population in 1851: 1,361; in 1861: 1,252. Houses: 283. The manor belongs to the Rev. H. Townshend. Bricks and tiles are made. The Roman sea-wall crosses the parish, and Roman relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £1,187. Patron: the Crown. The church is later English. A chapel of ease is at Marshland Fen; and there are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £100 a year, alms houses with £82, and other charities £116."

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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