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
Area8.02 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population2,734 (2011)
• Density341/km2 (880/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF630155
Civil parish
  • West Winch
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE33
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°42′45″N 0°24′41″E / 52.71261°N 0.41152°E / 52.71261; 0.41152Coordinates: 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] the population increasing to 2,734 at the 2011 census.[2] 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 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.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 4,734.[3]


  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. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.

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