Wiggenhall St Germans

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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
Area18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi)
Population1,373 (2011)
• Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF596141
• London136 km (85 mi) WbS
Civil parish
  • Wiggenhall St Germans
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKing's Lynn
Postcode districtPE34
Dialling code01553
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
WebsiteWiggenhall St Germans Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°42′00″N 0°21′36″E / 52.700°N 0.360°E / 52.700; 0.360Coordinates: 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 1,373 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 and the settlements of Eau Brink[3][4] and Saddlebow[5] It was the site of Fitton, the ancient seat of the Howard family, later the dukes of Norfolk,[2] with their former hall now known as the listed building Fitton Oake.[6] St Mary the Virgin's Church is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[7]

Governance[edit]

Wiggenhall St Germans is part of the electoral ward called Wiggenhall. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,102.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics (2011). "Neighbourhood Statistics — Wiggenhall St Germans". Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Samuel Lewis, ed. (1848). "Wiggenhall-Wigton". A Topographical Dictionary of England. British History Online. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Google Streetview of A47 showing Eau Brink name sign".
  4. ^ "Google Streetview showing Eau Brink name sign in Wiggenhall St Germans".
  5. ^ ."Google Streetview showing Saddlebow village entry highway name sign".
  6. ^ "Fitton Oake, Wiggenhall St Germans, Norfolk".
  7. ^ Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wiggenhall, Norfolk, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 3 December 2016. It has a Good Ofsted rated Primary School, (March 2016).
  8. ^ "Wiggenhall Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.

External links[edit]

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