St Peter's Church, Easton
Easton shown within Norfolk
|Area||6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)|
|– density||183 /km2 (470 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Easton, Norfolk|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
The village's football team, Easton FC, currently plays in the Anglian Combination.
- "Easton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
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