Filby

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Coordinates: 52°39′44″N 1°38′43″E / 52.66218°N 1.64525°E / 52.66218; 1.64525

Filby
All Saints, Filby, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 312312.jpg
All Saints, Filby
Filby is located in Norfolk
Filby
Filby
 Filby shown within Norfolk
Area  5.80 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population 740 
    - Density  128 /km2 (330 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG466134
Civil parish Filby
District Great Yarmouth
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GREAT YARMOUTH
Postcode district NR29
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Filby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 5.80 km2 (2.24 sq mi) and had a population of 740 in 308 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Great Yarmouth.

It derives its name from the viking File the Dane, who settled in the area around AD 800. The village is situated on the shores of Filby Broad and Ormesby Little Broad, in the Broads National Park, some 9 km (6 mi) north-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 25 km (16 mi) east of the city of Norwich.[2]

In 2002, Filby won the village category of the Britain in Bloom competition.[3]

Filby Heath is located south of the A1064 road to the east of Filby. It is a cluster of cottages and historical buildings..

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. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  3. ^ "Filby's flowers top again". BBC. 25 September 2002. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

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