Ormesby St Margaret  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ormesby St Margaret like this:

ORMSBY-ST. MARGARET, or Great Ormsby, a village and a parish in Flegg district, Norfolk. The village stands about a mile from the sea, and 4¾ miles N by W of Yarmouth r. station; and has a post-office, of the name of Ormsby, under Great Yarmouth. The parish, together with Ormsby, St. Michael and Scratby, comprises 2, 761 acres; of which 75, in Ormsby, St. ...

Michael, are fore-shore. Real property of O., St. Margaret and O., St. Michael, £6, 214. Pop. of O., St. Margaret alone, 777. Houses, 169. The property is subdivided. Ormsby House is the seat of Sir. E. H. K. Lacon, Bart.; and is a handsomemansion, in the pointed style, amid well-wooded grounds. An old mansion, formerly the seat of the Cleres, is nowa farm-house. The living is a vicarage, united with thevicarages of Ormsby, St. Michael and Scratby, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £420. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The church is ancient; has a finetower, surmounted by four figures of monks in lieu ofpinnacles; and contains brasses and monuments of the Cleres, the Symondses, and the Earl of Home. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and charities £60. Twochurches, dedicated to the Holy Trinity and to St. Peter, formerly stood between the two Ormsbys, but are nowextinct.

Ormesby St Margaret through time

Ormesby St Margaret is now part of Great Yarmouth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Great Yarmouth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ormesby St Margaret itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ormesby St Margaret, in Great Yarmouth and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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