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This article is about the English village. For ecology of actively swimming aquatic organisms, see Nekton.
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All Saints', Necton
Necton is located in Norfolk
 Necton shown within Norfolk
Area  15.48 km2 (5.98 sq mi)
Population 1,865 UK census 2001
   – density  120/km2 (310/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF878094
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swaffham
Postcode district PE37
Dialling code 01760
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Norfolk
List of places

Coordinates: 52°39′00″N 0°46′30″E / 52.65°N 0.775°E / 52.65; 0.775

Necton is a village situated on a turning off the A47 main road between Swaffham and East Dereham in the Breckland district of mid-Norfolk. As at the 2001 census it has a population of 1,865 residents and an area of 15.48 km2 (5.98 sq mi).[1] It has a number of facilities including a primary school, playing field, garage, social club, pub, post office and a shop.

All Saints' church is at the centre of the village in the Benefice of Necton. It is a grade I listed building.[2] In the churchyard is a 14th-century grade II* listed table tomb reputed to be that of the Countess of Warwick.[3]

There is an old mill dating back to 1782 that was in full working order until the 1960s.[4] Necton tower mill had been converted into a single storey dwelling with a flat roof by 1970.

Notable residents[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. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS List entry Number: 1152204". English Heritage. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Name: TABLE TOMB APPROXIMATELY 14 METRES SOUTH OF AISLE OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS List entry Number: 1077228". English Heritage. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Norfolk Mills "Norfolk Mills Necton tower". Retrieved 24 June 2009.