Fulmodeston

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Fulmodeston
Fulmodeston 8th May 2009 (2).JPG
The Village sign, Fulmodeston, Norfolk
Fulmodeston is located in Norfolk
Fulmodeston
Fulmodeston
 Fulmodeston shown within Norfolk
Area  15.04 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Population 431 (2001 census)
   – density  29/km2 (75/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF9930
   – London  120 miles (190 km) 
Civil parish Fulmodeston CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAKENHAM
Postcode district NR21
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Broadland
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°50′19″N 0°57′29″E / 52.83871°N 0.95817°E / 52.83871; 0.95817

Fulmodeston is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The Village is 18.3 miles (29.5 km) west south west of Cromer, 23.5 miles (37.8 km) north north west of Norwich and 120 miles (190 km) north north east of London. The village lies 6.6 miles (10.6 km) east of the town of Fakenham. The village is located 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the A148 Fakenham to Cromer road, and is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north of the A1067 Fakenham to Norwich road.[2] The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village and parish of Fulmodeston had in the 2001 census, a population of 431.[3] The civil parish of Fulmodeston has an area of 1,504 Hectares. For the purposes of local government, the village falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Description[edit]

Fulmodeston is a large parish in the north of the county of Norfolk, and is 6.6 miles east of the nearst town of Fakenham. The now expanded parish of Fulmodeston was formed by the amalgamation of several smaller parishes of Clipstone, Croxton, and Barney. There is still modern settlement in each of these earlier parishes although only Clipstone Farm remains at Clipstone. The parish is bounded to the North by parish of Thursford, east by Swanton Novers and west by Kettlestone the southern boundary of the parish is with the parishes of Stibbard and Wood Norton. The village is centered around the crossroads of two lanes which run north to south and east to west. The village is surrounded by arable farmland. The River Stiffkey passes through the parish a little north of the village. Fulmodeston[4] is an unusual name and can be translated either as farmstead of Fulcmod, an old German name, or derived from the Old English for farmstead of Fulcmond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, page 227 ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001.Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved May 9, 2009
  4. ^ A Popular Guide to Norfolk Place-names: by James Rye: Published by Larks press, Dereham, Norfolk, 2000 ; ISBN 0-948400-15-3