Church of St Laurence, Brundall
Brundall shown within Norfolk
|Area||4.39 km2 (1.69 sq mi)|
|– density||906 /km2 (2,350 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars
- Bruce Rushin, designer of the £2 coin.
- Robert Blake, Baron Blake
- Professor Robert Ashton (historian)
- Rolt, L. T. C. Red for Danger, 4th edition, Pan Books, 1986, with new material by Geoffrey Kichenside. ISBN 0-330-29189-0
- ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
- ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.Brindisi in Wikipedia.
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