Wormegay

Wormegay

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Wormegay is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some south of King's Lynn and west of Norwich.Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-319-21867-8.

It covers an area of and had a population of 339 in 141 households as of the 2001 census.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'.Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.535.

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

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