West Winch

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West Winch
St Mary's Church at West Winch - geograph.org.uk - 255412.jpg
St Mary's Church, West Winch
West Winch is located in Norfolk
West Winch
West Winch
 West Winch shown within Norfolk
Area  8.02 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population 2,596 
   – density  324/km2 (840/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF630155
Civil parish West Winch
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°42′45″N 0°24′41″E / 52.71261°N 0.41152°E / 52.71261; 0.41152

West Winch is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 8.02 km2 (3.10 sq mi) and had a population of 2,596 in 1,068 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

West Winch is situated on the A10 several miles south of the town of King's Lynn. The most celebrated feature is a windmill (at grid reference TF63131678) that was restored from dereliction between 1973 and 1980 and is now complete with sails. Cartoonist Osbert Lancaster is buried in the church graveyard, having previously opened the William Burt Social Club in 1974.[citation needed] A plaque on the club's wall commemorates this event.[citation needed] A range of recycling facilities are adjacent to the club.

For most the of the 1990s West Winch's pub (formerly the Cock Inn), was an Australian theme pub called The Billabong.[citation needed] West Winch also possesses a large but mostly sterile common with a view across the railway line. Sugar beet factory was visible but has now been demolished and replaced with paper mill.

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  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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