Swainsthorpe shown within Norfolk
|Area||3.38 km2 (1.31 sq mi)|
|– density||111 /km2 (290 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Swainsthorpe is a village in the English County of Norfolk in England. It lies on the A140 road, approximately 5 miles south of Norwich, and just north of Newton Flotman. It covers an area of 3.38 km2 (1.31 sq mi) and had a population of 374 in 159 households at the 2001 census.
Facilities and amenities
Swainsthorpe's church, St Peter's, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. It is part of the Tas Valley Team Ministry, alongside churches in Newton Flotman, Tasburgh, Tharston, Saxlingham and Shotesham.
Level crossing accident
At 6:22am on Thursday 1 March 2007, a One Railway service travelling from Colchester in Essex to Norwich, collided with a Vauxhall Astra at the level crossing at Swainsthorpe. One person in the car died. The train, however, remained upright, did not derail and there were no injuries on board.
- "Swainsthorpe parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Swainsthorpe, St. Peter". RoundTowerChurches. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
- "Tas Valley Team Ministry website - 'what we do' page". Tas Valley Team Ministry. Tas Valley Team Ministry.
- "EDP24 article Sugarbeet Swainsthorpe". edp24.co.uk. Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Archant Regional Ltd (2007). "Motorist dies in train crash". EADT24 Suffolk and Essex Online. Retrieved 2007-04-21.
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