In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Flegg like this:
FLEGG, a district and two hundreds, in Norfolk. The district lies on the E border of the county, contiguous to the sea, and is cut into two sub-districts-E and W. The E sub-district contains the parishes of Caistor-next-Yarmouth, Mautby, Runham, Stokesby-with-Herringby, Thrigby, Filby, Scratby, Ormsby-St. Michael and Ormsby-St. Margaret. Acres, 13, 301. Pop., 4, 060. Houses, 916. The W sub-district contains the parishes of Hemsby, Winterton, . East Somerton, West Somerton, Martham, Rollesby, Burgh-St. ...
Margaret-and-St. Mary, Billockby, Clippesby, Ashby, Oby, Thirne, and Repps-with-Bastwick. Acres, 15, 786. Pop., 4, 571. Houses, 1, 029-Acres of the district, 2, 908. Poor-rates in 1862, £4, 468. Pop. in 1851, 8, 497; in 1861, 8, 631. Houses, 1, 945. Marriages in 1860, 53; births, 302, -of which 34 were illegitimate; deaths, 185, -of which 94 were at ages under 5 years, and 11 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 535; births, 3, 058; deaths, 1, 702. The places of worship, in 1851, were 17 of the Church of England, with 3, 598 sittings; 2 of Baptists, with 240 s.; 1 of Unitarians, with 100 s.; 3 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 345 s.; 9 of Primitive Methodists, with 683 s.; and 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 40 s. The schools were 14 public day schools, with 789 scholars; 17 private day schools, with 336 s.; and 13 Sunday schools, with 784 s. The poor's affairs are administered under a local act; and the workhouse is in Rollesby. -The two hundreds are East Flegg and West Flegg; and are conterminate with respectively the two sub-districts.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Flegg, in Great Yarmouth and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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