Category: Norfolk Location of the Week

Location of the Week – Thorpe St Andrew

    The town of Thorpe St Andrew is located on the River Yare, just two miles east of the city of Norwich. It has a large population of approximately 14,500 as of the 2011 census. Its good facilities, new housing developments, and its strong commuter links to the city centre make it a popular… Read more »

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Location of the Week – Wacton

Wacton village sign

  The Norfolk village of Wacton is located just 1 mile south-west of Long Stratton and 13 miles south-west of Norwich. The village has a population of 302 people as of the latest census in 2011. Although Wacton is small in size, it has a long and rich history with evidence suggesting the presence of… Read more »

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Location of the Week – Tacolneston

  The Norfolk village of Tacolneston is located in South Norfolk and has a population of approximately 825 as of the 2011 Census. It is believed that its name comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘Tatwulfes Tun’ meaning ‘Tatwulf’s farmstead’. Within the village is the Tacolneston Church of England Primary School which educated around 80 peoples. Also… Read more »

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Location of the Week – Garvestone Parish

  The civil parish of Garvestone includes the villages of Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton. These villages have a combined population of 660 as of the 2011 Census. Garvestone is situated on the upper reaches of the River Yare. However, at this point,  it is more of a fast-flowing stream. Within the village you will find, a… Read more »

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Location of the Week – Lyng

Lyng village sign

  The village and civil parish of Lyng is situated on the River Wensum, roughly 20km north-west of the city of Norwich. As of the 2011 census, it has a population of 807 over an area of approximately 8km2. The Village Lyng’s fantastic scenery has made the village a popular destination amongst walkers and anglers…. Read more »

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Location of the Week – Rocklands

Rocklands village sign

  Rocklands lies on the edge of the Brecklands and is situated between the towns of Attleborough and Watton. The area is made up of the villages of Rocklands All Saints and Rockland St Peter. Together, they have a population of about 700 people. Although Rocklands is small in size, it has a bustling community… Read more »

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