Letheringsett with Glandford

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Letheringsett
Saint Andrews Letheringsett.jpg
St Andrew Parish Church, Letheringsett
Letheringsett is located in Norfolk
Letheringsett
Letheringsett
 Letheringsett shown within Norfolk
Area  8.19 km2 (3.16 sq mi)
Population 225 (2001 census[1])
   – density  27/km2 (70/sq mi)
   – London 126 mi (203 km)  
Civil parish Letheringsett with Glandford
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLT
Postcode district NR25
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′27″N 1°03′51″E / 52.90745°N 1.06413°E / 52.90745; 1.06413

Letheringsett is a village in the English county of Norfolk. It forms part of the civil parish of Letheringsett with Glandford, along with the hamlet of Glandford.[2] The village straddles the A148 King’s Lynn to Cromer road. Letheringsett is 1.2 miles west of Holt, 32.2 west north east of King’s Lynn and 126 miles north north east of London. 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.

Description[edit]

The village of Letheringsett is situated in the valley of the River Glaven and has two watermills, Letheringsett Brewery watermill which stands on the west side of the river next to the A148 road bridge and is now disused, and Letheringsett Watermill which lies 150 yards to the south. It is the last working watermill[citation needed] in the county of Norfolk, has won several prestigious awards for its flour production and is a well-known tourist attraction.[3] Next to the Brewery watermill is the village pub, the King’s Head, which was built in the Georgian period[citation needed].

Saint Andrew Parish Church[edit]

The church of Letheringsett, St. Andrew, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

The church appears on a Royal Mail stamp issued on 21 June 1972 as part of a set on British Architecture (Village Churches).

The pub[edit]

The King's Head has won many awards such as family pub of the year. The pub has two bars and a restaurant and has a selection of real ale.

notable people[edit]

  • John Burrell (1762–1825), entomologist and Rector of Letheringsett from 1786 to 1825

References[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.
  3. ^ "EDP Food Awards". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Letheringsett with Glandford at Wikimedia Commons