St Margaret, Clenchwarton
|Area||4.9 sq mi (13 km2)|
|• Density||443/sq mi (171/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||88 miles (142 km) SW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Clenchwarton is a small village, civil parish and electoral ward in the English county of Norfolk. It is located about 1 1⁄4 miles (2 km) west of the River Great Ouse, about 2 1⁄4 miles (4 km) from the town of King's Lynn on the east side of the river. The village has a Junior school, Clenchwarton Primary School, which has obtained high Ofsted results. In the centre of the village is a playing field used by the local bowls and football clubs - which have teams for all age groups. The village has two churches, the C of E Church of St Margaret and the Clenchwarton Methodist Church.
The civil parish has an area of 4.9 square miles (3,100 acres; 13 km2) and in the 2001 census it had a population of 2,200 in 912 households; the population reduced to 2,171 at the 2011 Census. Clenchwarton's religious make-up is: 71.3% Christian, 20.1% No religion, 8.0% other, 0.4% Buddhist and 0.2% Hindu. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
The Church of St Margaret was constructed in the 14th to 15th centuries. It later had an extensive Victorian restoration, now it is a listed building of grade II*. Also in the Victorian era, Clenchwarton railway station was constructed as part of the Lynn and Sutton Bridge Railway, which opened in November 1864 and closed in 1959. In 1870-72 John Marius said of the village in the Imperial Gazetteer "church is old but good. There are a N.Methodist chapel, and a national school" and that the population at the time was 599 with 133 households.
- "Ward/Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
- OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-7558-2036-3
- OS Explorer Map 249 - Spalding & Holbeach. ISBN 0-7558-2049-5
- "Clenchwarton Parish Council".
- "Clenchwarton Methodist Church". East Anglia Methodist Church.
- "Clenchwarton Demographics (King's Lynn and West Norfolk, England)".
- "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
- "St Margaret's Church, Clenchwarton". Norfolk Heritage Exploror. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- "Clenchwarton through time".
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