Wormegay

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Wormegay
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Church of St Michael and All Angels and Holy Cross
Wormegay is located in Norfolk
Wormegay
Wormegay
Location within Norfolk
Area12.18 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population359 (2011)
• Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF661117
Civil parish
  • Wormegay
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE33
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
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 miles) south of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) west of Norwich.[1]

It covers an area of 12.18 km2 (4.7 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 responsible for roads, some schools, and social services. For Westminster elections the parish forms part of the North West Norfolk constituency.

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

The parish church is a Grade II* listed building. Just to the west of the village centre lies Wormegay Castle, a motte-and-bailey earthwork.

Notes[edit]

  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 Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. 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.

External links[edit]

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