Sharrington

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Sharrington
All Saints, Sharrington, Norfolk.jpg
All Saints' parish church, Sharrington, Norfolk
Sharrington is located in Norfolk
Sharrington
Sharrington
 Sharrington shown within Norfolk
Population 229 (parish, 2001 census)
OS grid reference TG030360
   – London  124 miles (200 km) 
Civil parish Brinton
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MELTON CONSTABLE
Postcode district NR24
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°53′20″N 1°01′08″E / 52.88876°N 1.01881°E / 52.88876; 1.01881

Sharrington is a village within the civil parish of Brinton in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is laid out on the southern edge of the A148, 3.5 miles west of Holt. The village is 10 miles east-northeast of the town of Fakenham, 13.4 miles west-southwest of Cromer and 124 miles north-northeast of London. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is at Norwich.

Description[edit]

Sharrington is strung out along a series of connecting lanes with the dwellings well scattered. There is a well used and thriving village hall at one end of the village with the parish church at the opposite end of the village. Within the village there are two motor repair garages. Fish Engineering is a family run business, started in the early 1920s by the late Thomas Fish. The village also boasts an excellent nursery school. Ages and occupations of the residents vary, but most work locally.

All Saints' Parish Church[edit]

The parish church of Sharrington is called All Saints' and can be found in Bale Road. A church has been recorded here since the 13th century.[2] All Saints' parish church was described in the Early English Era as a "grand church of great local importance", however: the north and south aisles, transept and porch were taken down in the middle of the 18th century due to a significant reduction in the local population and the resulting loss of wealth. The church's tall tower still stands and was renovated for the Millennium. The church's set of corbels reflects the previous grandeur. Inside the church there is a stone font with an oak cover, designed and locally carved and donated to celebrate the year 2000. It is a Grade I listed building [1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
  2. ^ Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Sharrington entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0

External links[edit]

Media related to Sharrington at Wikimedia Commons