Brundall

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Coordinates: 52°37′28″N 1°26′01″E / 52.62444°N 1.43372°E / 52.62444; 1.43372

Brundall
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Church of St Laurence, Brundall
Brundall is located in Norfolk
Brundall
Brundall
 Brundall shown within Norfolk
Area  4.39 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population 3,978 
    - Density  906 /km2 (2,350 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG325085
Civil parish Brundall
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR13
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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Norfolk

Brundall is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the north bank of the River Yare opposite Surlingham Broad and about 7 miles (11 km) east of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 4.39 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 3,978 in 1,681 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Broadland.[2] As in other broadland villages, the land lying directly adjacent to the river falls into the executive area of the Broads Authority.

The village is served by Brundall and Brundall Gardens railway stations, which are both on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Wherry Lines. A railway disaster occurred at Thorpe between Brundall and Norwich on 10 September 1874. In the worst head-on collision in British railway history, two trains collided on a single line due to errors made in the issue of written orders to the drivers of the two trains.[1]

The village is famous for its boat building business, with Brooms of Brundall being a major manufacturer in the past. Positioned in the heart of the Norfolk Broads area, it still serves an important role in the industry.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolt, L. T. C. Red for Danger, 4th edition, Pan Books, 1986, with new material by Geoffrey Kichenside. ISBN 0-330-29189-0

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