Strumpshaw

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Strumpshaw
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St Peter, Strumpshaw
Strumpshaw is located in Norfolk
Strumpshaw
Strumpshaw
 Strumpshaw shown within Norfolk
Area  11.69 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Population 602 
   – density  51/km2 (130/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG350077
Civil parish Strumpshaw
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR13
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°37′02″N 1°28′13″E / 52.6171°N 1.4702°E / 52.6171; 1.4702

Strumpshaw is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the northern bank of the River Yare around 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of Norwich within The Broads National Park. The parish covers an area of 11.69 km2 (4.51 sq mi) and had a population of 602 in 245 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland.

The village lies a little distance from the river, on the slopes of Strumpshaw Hill, the highest area of land in the Norfolk Broads. Because of its elevation, Strumpshaw hosted, from the late 1790s through to the mid-1810s, a repeater station in the shutter telegraph chain linking the Admiralty in London with Great Yarmouth. The Wherry Lines railway line running between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft runs through the parish. Trains call at Buckenham railway station at weekends only.

The small villages of Buckenham and Hassingham, formally both parishes in their own right, lie within the civil parish of Strumpshaw.

Strumpshaw Hall[edit]

Strumpshaw Hall lies closer to the river, next to the railway line. It is the home of the Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum, with a collection of Traction engines, and Steam rollers. It also has a Showman's engine, a Steam wagon and a narrow gauge railway with a Simplex diesel disguised as a steam engine.

Natural environment[edit]

The Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reserve is operated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. It caters for up to 20000 visitors annually. It is bordered to the east by Buckenham Marshes RSPB reserve and lies within the Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve and Yare Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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 Strumpshaw at Wikimedia Commons