Redenhall with Harleston
|Redenhall with Harleston|
Redenhall with Harleston shown within Norfolk
|Area||13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi)|
|– density||296/km2 (770/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Redenhall with Harleston|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||South Norfolk|
Redenhall with Harleston is a town and civil parish in the South Norfolk District of the English county of Norfolk, comprising the villages of Redenhall and Harleston. It covers an area of 13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi), and had a population of 4,058 in 1,841 households at the 2001 census. Many Georgian residences line the streets of Harleston. Although there is no record of a royal charter, Harleston has been a market town since at least 1369 and still holds a Wednesday market.
One of the plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I was to be launched on Midsummer Day 1570 at the Harleston Fair by proclamations and the sound of trumpets and drums. The Elizabethan play Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay features this in one of its scenes.
Archbishop Sancroft High School is located in Harleston, and is the main secondary school for the parish and surrounding area.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : South Norfolk Retrieved 26 July 2010
- "Gazetteer Of Markets And Fairs In England And Wales To 1516". University of London Centre for Metropolitan History. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- "Visit Harleston". Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- Blomefield, Francis (1806). An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 5. p. 356.
- Turner, Sharon (1835). The History of the Reigns of Edward the Sixth, Mary, and Elizabeth, Volume 2. p. 243. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- Sarah Knight (2012). "Robert Green's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay". In Thomas Betteridge, Greg Walker. The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199566471.
Media related to Category:Harleston, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons
- Harleston Website All information about Harleston
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