Wormegay

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Wormegay
Wormegay is located in Norfolk
Wormegay

 Wormegay shown within Norfolk
Area 12.18 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population339 
    - Density 28 /km2 (73 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF661117
Civil parishWormegay
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire countyNorfolk
RegionEast
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE33
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
 
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Coordinates: 52°40′39″N 0°27′20″E / 52.67754°N 0.45545°E / 52.67754; 0.45545

Wormegay
Wormegay is located in Norfolk
Wormegay

 Wormegay shown within Norfolk
Area 12.18 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population339 
    - Density 28 /km2 (73 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF661117
Civil parishWormegay
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire countyNorfolk
RegionEast
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE33
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

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 as of the 2001 census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The place-name 'Wormegay' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, and means 'the island of Wyrm's people'.[3]

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

Notes

  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. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.535.

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