Felbrigg

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Felbrigg
Felbrigg Village Sign 25th Oct 2007 (2).JPG
Felbrigg village sign
Felbrigg is located in Norfolk
Felbrigg
Felbrigg
 Felbrigg shown within Norfolk
Area  6.30 km2 (2.43 sq mi)
Population 182 (2001 census[1])
   – density  29/km2 (75/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG2040
   – London  136 miles (219 km) 
Civil parish Felbrigg
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR11
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°54′33″N 1°16′45″E / 52.90919°N 1.27922°E / 52.90919; 1.27922

Felbrigg is a small village just south of Cromer in Norfolk, England.[2] The Danish name means a 'plank bridge'.

Historians believe that the original village was clustered around its Perpendicular church, in the grounds of Felbrigg Hall, a Jacobean mansion built in the early 17th century, a mile to the east of the present village.

In the church are some fine 14th-century brasses of Sir Simon de Felbrigge and his wife, the original Lord of the Manor here.

The Felbrigg Estate[edit]

The Felbrigg Estate, owned by the National Trust, is close to the village lying to the east. The estate covers some 1,760 acres (7.1 km2) of parkland and mixed woodland. The dominant feature is the 520-acre (2.1 km2) Great Wood which shelters the house. The estate has particular significance through the connections with Nathaniel Kent and Humphry Repton, both of whom were involved at Felbrigg in the early stages of their careers. A lake, which is invisible from the Hall, was created in the mid-18th century by damming the Scarrow Beck. A pleasant and attractive feature, the lake encourages a wide range of bio-diversity. To the west and north, pasture woodland merges into the Great Wood. Local residents continue to enjoy access to the network of footpaths, many being old rights of way, which run through grassland, woodland pasture and woods. Especially popular is the well-known “Lions Mouth”, a very pretty beauty spot which can be reached from the main road A148 and is particularly popular with walkers and ramblers. Particular care is taken with veteran trees, and there is a programme for gradual replacement of small 20th-century softwood plantations by hardwoods, notably sweet chestnut, beech and oak, which have long grown here.

  • AA Illustrated Guide to Britain, London, 5th edition, 1983, p 284.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 (Edition A 1997) – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.

External links[edit]

Media related to Felbrigg at Wikimedia Commons