Newton Flotman

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Coordinates: 52°32′N 1°16′E / 52.53°N 1.26°E / 52.53; 1.26

Newton Flotman
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St Mary's church, Newton Flotman
Newton Flotman is located in Norfolk
Newton Flotman
Newton Flotman
 Newton Flotman shown within Norfolk
Area  4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population 1,197 (2001)
    - Density  246 /km2 (640 /sq mi)
Civil parish Newton Flotman
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR15
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Newton Flotman is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It lies north of Tasburgh and south of Swainsthorpe, and the River Tas flows through it. It covers an area of 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi) and had a population of 1,197 in 497 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.

The village has a church, village hall and pub.

There is also an area of land known as Smockmill Common - which is managed by South Norfolk District Council, in Saxlingham near Newton Flotman.

Alan King has two places named after him in Newton Flotman; Alan King Playing Field and Alan Avenue.

Newton Flotman Football Club is based in the village.

The village was left without a shop after previous Post Office was closed down following a robbery, but the opening of a new convenience store in March 2007 was welcomed by locals.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

The village was the home of the Blonumvyll or Blunderville family in the 15th century: Richard & William.[3] Thomas Blundeville (c. 1522 – 1606), humanist writer and mathematician, lived as a country gentleman in the village.[4]

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. ^ "Couple to open their own village store". Diss Mercury. 2007-03-14. 
  3. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/629; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/aCP40no629fronts/IMG_0702.htm; seventh entry; complainants RB & WB, with Williamm Paston, in 1418
  4. ^ ODNB: Tessa Beverley, "Blundeville, Thomas (1522?–1606?)", Retrieved 4 March 2014, pay-walled.

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