Signpost in Neatishead
Neatishead shown within Norfolk
|Area||7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)|
|– density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Neatishead (// NEET-stəd) is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 20 km (12 mi) north-east of the city of Norwich, within The Norfolk Broads and to the west of Barton Broad. Access to Neatishead from the broad is by way of Limekiln Dyke, a narrow channel leading off the broad.
The civil parish has an area of 7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 537 in 235 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
It is famous due to the nearby RAF Neatishead radar station.
- G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 108: "[This] is the traditional village pronunciation. [NEET-is-hed] is used by Service personnel for the local R.A.F. Station."
- Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
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