Lyng, Norfolk

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Lyng
The River Wensum at Lyng - geograph.org.uk - 102690.jpg
The Mill House on the River Wensum at Lyng
Lyng is located in Norfolk
Lyng

 Lyng shown within Norfolk
Area 7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Population806 
    - Density 101 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG 068 176
DistrictBreckland
Shire countyNorfolk
RegionEast
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01603
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK ParliamentMid Norfolk
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Coordinates: 52°43′03″N 1°03′37″E / 52.71741°N 1.0604°E / 52.71741; 1.0604

Lyng
The River Wensum at Lyng - geograph.org.uk - 102690.jpg
The Mill House on the River Wensum at Lyng
Lyng is located in Norfolk
Lyng

 Lyng shown within Norfolk
Area 7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Population806 
    - Density 101 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG 068 176
DistrictBreckland
Shire countyNorfolk
RegionEast
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01603
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK ParliamentMid Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Lyng is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the River Wensum, some 10 km (6.2 mi) north-east of the town of East Dereham and 20 km (12 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 806 in 338 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.[2]

St. Margaret's Church and The Fox and Hounds (local public house) are located closer to the river with the shop located in the middle of the village.

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Churches

St Margaret's Church

In medieval times Lyng had two churches. The Church of St. Edmund was the church of the nearby Benedictine Monastery. It fell into ruin when disused after the dissolution of the monasteries and all but a small stone pillar has disappeared. The church of Saint Margaret is still in use today and has regular services operated by the Church Of England.

Although externally the church appears to be 17th to 18th century, this is due to a large renovation that took place around that time, the nave itself dates back to the 15th century, when it was most probably enlarged from the original medieval church which stood there.

Lyng St Margaret also houses a very historic artifact of an Altar cloth which was made in the 19th century but was made from at least two vestments from the 15th century.

Other features

The Fox and Hounds at Lyng

Lyng also has a Motocross track which holds the British Motocross Championship annually. The track is located to the south of the village.

Lyng is the birthplace of Fifth Gear presenter Quentin Willson

Lyng Eastaugh

The hamlet of Lyng Eastaugh lies to the east of the main village near to Weston Longville. It houses the ruins of a nunnery called St. Edmund's Chapel. The settlement was dissolved in 1176 when the nunnery moved to St. George's Nunnery, Thetford.

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