Ashwicken

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Ashwicken
All Saints Ashwicken.jpg
All Saints parish church, Ashwicken, Norfolk
Ashwicken is located in Norfolk
Ashwicken
Ashwicken
Ashwicken shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TF7019
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town King's Lynn
Postcode district PE32
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
Coordinates: 52°44′N 0°31′E / 52.74°N 00.51°E / 52.74; 00.51

Ashwicken is a small village in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village sits on the B1145[2] Kings Lynn to Mundesley road around 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Kings Lynn. The village was united with the civil parish of Leziate in the 15th century.[3]

Ashwicken is the site of a shrunken medieval village, one of around 200 lost settlements in Norfolk.[3][4] The remains of the village were visible as earthworks near to Ashwicken Hall but were partly destroyed by ploughing in the 1990s.[3][4] The hall was surrounded by a medieval moat which was filled in during the 19th century.[5]

The parish church, which is dedicated to All Saints, dates from the medieval period. It was restored during the 19th century and is a Grade II* listed building.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 23” – Norfolk Coast West, King's Lynn & Hunstanton. ISBN 0-319-21725-6
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ a b c Parish Summary: Leziate, Norfolk Heritage Explorer. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  4. ^ a b Shrunken medieval village of Ashwicken, Norfolk Heritage Explorer. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  5. ^ Ashwicken Hall, Norfolk Heritage Explorer. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  6. ^ All Saints' Church, Ashwicken, Norfolk Heritage Explorer. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  7. ^ Church of All Saints, Leziate, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2016-11-09.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ashwicken at Wikimedia Commons