Terrington St John

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Terrington St John
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Village sign in Terrington St. John
Terrington St John is located in Norfolk
Terrington St John
Terrington St John
Location within Norfolk
Area8.26 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population891 (2011)
• Density108/km2 (280/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF537140
Civil parish
  • Terrington St John
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWISBECH
Postcode districtPE14
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°42′08″N 0°16′25″E / 52.70226°N 0.27352°E / 52.70226; 0.27352Coordinates: 52°42′08″N 0°16′25″E / 52.70226°N 0.27352°E / 52.70226; 0.27352

Terrington St John is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village lies to the south of the route of the A47 between Peterborough and Kings Lynn.

It covers an area of 8.26 km2 (3.19 sq mi) and had a population of 882 in 336 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population slightly increasing to 891 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The Church of St John is a Grade I listed building.[3]


The villages name means 'Farm/settlement of Tir(a)'s people' or perhaps, 'farm/settlement connected with Tir(a)'. 'St. John' from the church dedication.

According to Gardiner, "The church of St. John dates from 1423[... and] a curious stone in the church-yard has been pointed out as 'Hickathrift's Candles'".[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John (1264266)". National Heritage List for England.
  4. ^ F.J.Gardiner (1898). History of Wisbech and Neighbourhood. Gardiner & Co. p. 379.


External links[edit]

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