Terrington St Clement has a fascinating history dating back at least to Saxon times when it was a small settlement on the Wash coast with salt making the main activity. The high quality of the silt soil made the area ideal for grazing animals and growing crops and over the centuries the population steadily grew as a result. The drainage of the land and reclamation from the sea have increased the area available for agriculture and greatly reduced the threat of flooding.
Far fewer people are now directly employed in agriculture and the majority of the parish’s 4500 or so residents travel outside the village to work. Food storage, processing and related engineering remain a significant industry in the nearby town of King’s Lynn, some 7 miles away by road.
For a more detailed account visit vist Terrington St Clement History Group’s excellent website at www.terringtonhistory.co.uk