Wiggenhall St Germans

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This article is about the northern civil parish in Wiggenhall. For the southern civil parish in Wiggenhall, see Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen.
Wiggenhall St Germans
North Wiggenhall
St Mary, Wiggenhall St Mary, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 477173.jpg
St Mary the Virgin's Church, Wiggenhall
Wiggenhall St Germans is located in Norfolk
Wiggenhall St Germans
Wiggenhall St Germans
 Wiggenhall St Germans shown within Norfolk
Area  18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi)
Population 1,370 (2011)
   – density  72/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF596141
   – London 136 km (85 mi)  WbS
Civil parish Wiggenhall St Germans
District West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town King's Lynn
Postcode district PE34
Dialling code 01553
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Norfolk
Website Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°42′00″N 0°21′36″E / 52.700°N 0.360°E / 52.700; 0.360

Wiggenhall St Germans is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk in the East of England. It is 85 miles (137 km) north of London and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-west of King's Lynn. The parish covers an area of 18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi) and had a population of 1,370 in 554 households in the 2011 census.[1]

The parish is situated on the River Great Ouse which divides the village into two parts. Most of the parish lies below the high-water mark and some areas are level with the bed of the river, which is confined by high banks.[2]

The parish includes the hamlets of Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin and Wiggenhall St Peter. It was the site of Fitton, the ancient seat of the Howard family, later the dukes of Norfolk.[2]

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