Saint Lawrence parish church, Ingworth, Norfolk
Ingworth shown within Norfolk
|Area||2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)|
|Population||94 (2001 census)|
|– density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||129 miles (208 km)|
|Civil parish||Ingworth CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Ingworth is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. the nearest town is Aylsham which is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south of the village. The village is 14.3 miles (23.0 km) north of Norwich, 7.3 miles (11.7 km) east of North Walsham and 9 miles (14 km) south-southwest of Cromer on the north Norfolk coast. The nearest railway station is at North Walsham Railway station where the Bittern Line from Cromer to Norwich can be accessed and the national rail network beyond. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village lies a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) east of the A140 Cromer to Norwich road. The Village and parish of Ingworth had in the 2001 census, a population of 94. For the purposes of local government, the Hamlet falls within the district of North Norfolk.
The parish of Ingworth is very small and covers an area spanning only 212 hectares. The parish has borders with three other parishes. To the north is the parish of Erpingham, to the south-west is the parish of Blickling and the parish of Aylsham is to the south-southeast. The boundary with the parish of Blickling is indicated by the course of the River Bure which also skirts the western edge of the village. Part of the parishes northern boundary at beech lane is the designated long distance footpath known as the Weavers Way which runs for 56 miles (90 km) between Cromer to Great Yarmouth. Norwich road which runs north to south through the village and parish was once the main road from Norwich to Cromer before the Aylsham by-pass was built. This route can be clearly seen on Faden’s large-scale map (at one inch to the mile) of the county of Norfolk of 1779. The village has no pub, shop or post office although there is a traditional-style phone box. There is also a small playground provided by the parish council. The parish council meets monthly in the village reading room. The village’s name comes from the old English for Inga’s enclosure.
The Domesday Book
Ingworth has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 where it, its population, land ownership and productive resources were extensively detailed In the survey Ingworth is recorded by the names of Ingewrda and Inghewurda. The main tenants being the Roger Bigot and Reynald Fitzlvo. The survey also list that there was ½ a mill. In the Domesday survey fractions, in this case ½ a mill, were used to indicate that the entry was on an estate that lay within more than one parish.
- Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8
- County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, Page 128, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
- Faden’s Map of Norfolk 1797, Digitally redrawn in 2005 by Andrew Macnair. North Central Map ISBN 978-0-9550398-2-9
- A Popular Guide to Norfolk Place-names: by James Rye: Published by Larks press, Dereham, Norfolk, 2000 ; ISBN 0-948400-15-3
- The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, (Editor: Thomas Hinde), Norfolk, page 191, Ingworth, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- The Normans in Norfolk, By Sue Margeson, Fabienne Seillier and Andrew Rogerson, Pub:1994, Page 21, ISBN 0-903101-62-9
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