Easton, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°39′11″N 1°09′22″E / 52.653°N 1.156°E / 52.653; 1.156

Easton
St Peter's Church, Easton, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 806110.jpg
St Peter's Church, Easton
Easton is located in Norfolk
Easton
Easton
 Easton shown within Norfolk
Area  6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population 1,141 
    - Density  183 /km2 (470 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG135108
Civil parish Easton, Norfolk
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOWRICH
Postcode district NR9
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
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Norfolk

Easton is a small village in Norfolk, to the west of Norwich. It covers an area of 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi) and had a population of 1,141 in 445 households at the 2001 census.[1] Located close to the Royal Norfolk Showground and the A47, it also houses Easton College, a large agricultural college, in the grade II listed 18th century Easton Hall.[2]

The grade I listed church of St Peter stands at the west end of the village, near the roundabout at the end of the southern Norwich bypass.[3] It is built mainly of flint, rendered in part, with stone dressings. Restored in the 1880s, it dates from the late 12th century with additions made in the 13th and 15th centuries. The tower collapsed in the 18th century. The south doorway is 12th century and the marble font dates from about 1200.[4][5] Easton was the birthplace of the 14th century Cardinal Adam of Easton, who was imprisoned in Italy for conspiring against Pope Urban VI and spared execution through the intervention of King Richard II.[6]

The village's football team, Easton FC, currently plays in the Anglian Combination.

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