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Wormegay is located in Norfolk
Wormegay shown within Norfolk
Area 12.18 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population 359 (2011)
• Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF661117
Civil parish
  • Wormegay
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°40′39″N 0°27′20″E / 52.67754°N 0.45545°E / 52.67754; 0.45545Coordinates: 52°40′39″N 0°27′20″E / 52.67754°N 0.45545°E / 52.67754; 0.45545

Wormegay is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) west of Norwich.[1]

It covers an area of 12.18 km2 (4.70 sq mi) and had a population of 339 in 141 households at the 2001 census,[2] the population increasing to 359 at the 2011 Census.[3] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. Norfolk County Council is in charge of roads, some schools, and social services, and the county councillor is Richard Toby Coke. For Westminster elections the parish forms part of the North West Norfolk constituency, represented by Henry Bellingham.

The place-name 'Wormegay' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, and means 'the island of Wyrm's people'.[4]

Just to the west of the village centre lies Wormegay Castle, a motte and bailey earthwork.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-319-21867-8.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p. 535.

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