South Wootton

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South Wootton
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Signpost in South Wootton
South Wootton is located in Norfolk
South Wootton
South Wootton
 South Wootton shown within Norfolk
Area  8.54 km2 (3.30 sq mi)
Population 3,717 
   – density  435/km2 (1,130/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF648230
Civil parish South Wootton
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE30
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°46′46″N 0°26′33″E / 52.77944°N 0.4426°E / 52.77944; 0.4426

South Wootton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of King's Lynn. It covers an area of 8.54 km2 (3.30 sq mi) and had a population of 3,717 in 1,450 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The older part of the village is based around the village green and St Mary's church, there has however been a fair amount of new housing built since the 1960s. There are two schools in South Wootton, South Wootton First School and South Wootton Junior School the former feeding into the latter.

The Church of the Virgin Mary in South Wootton is an Anglican church, led by the Rector, the Revd. James Nash.

Detail of a portrait of Anthony Hamond (died 1743) of South Wootton. Attributed to Thomas Bardwell. Hamond was one of the brothers-in-law of Sir Robert Walpole.

Notes[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.

External links[edit]

Media related to South Wootton at Wikimedia Commons

  • The Church website contains information about the area and the work of the community.