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River Cong (Norfolk)

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River Cong (Norfolk)

For the river in Connacht, Ireland, see River Cong (Ireland).
River Cong
River Cong
Country England
State Norfolk
Region East of England
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Source Manor Farm, Congham, Norfolk
Mouth Merges with the River Babingley
Length 1.5 mi (2 km)
River Cong Within King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

The River Cong is in the west of the county of TF71342475), which is now known as Congham Lodge.

Congham Oil Mill

The mill was built for the use of processing Whales. Whales were transported from King's Lynn docks by horse and wagon.The mill produced oil from whale blubber. The resultant whale bones were then taken by road to Narborough Bone Mill where they were ground into fertiliser. Some of the whale bones remain as ornaments at Congham Lodge to this day. The waterfall that drove the mill still remains. There would have been a horrendous smell especially in the summer, which was why the mill was situated away from King's Lynn itself. The Cong then flows on under the A148 and joins the Babingley close by the Gatton Waters caravan site.

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Coordinates: 52°47′35″N 0°32′23″E / 52.79311°N 0.53969°E / 52.79311; 0.53969

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