All Saints, Stanford
Stanford shown within Norfolk
|Area||13.62 km2 (5.26 sq mi)|
|Population||8 (2001 census)|
|- Density||1 /km2 (2.6 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||91.9 miles (147.9 km)|
|Civil parish||Stanford CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Stanford is a deserted village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of Thetford and 40 km (25 mi) south-west of the city of Norwich.
The village became deserted when it was taken over by the British Army during the Second World War as part of the Stanford Battle Area, an infantry training area that is still in use today. The village and most of the parish are within a prohibited area and access is not allowed without special permission from the Army.
The civil parish has an area of 13.62 km2 (5.26 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 8 in 4 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.
- Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 229 - Thetford in the Brecks. ISBN 0-319-21861-9.
- Rootsweb.com (1998-2006). Ghost Towns/Deserted Villages of Great Britain. Retrieved February 17, 2006.
- 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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- Information from NorfolkChurches.co.uk on the Stanford Battle Area and its deserted villages and churches.
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