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Coordinates: 52°33′40″N 1°16′23″E / 52.56117°N 1.27304°E / 52.56117; 1.27304

Swainsthorpe is located in Norfolk
 Swainsthorpe shown within Norfolk
Area  3.38 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Population 374 
    - Density  111 /km2 (290 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG219009
Civil parish Swainsthorpe
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR14
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
St. Peter's Church

Swainsthorpe is a village in Norfolk, England. It lies about 5 miles south of Norwich. It covers an area of 3.38 km2 (1.31 sq mi) and had a population of 374 in 159 households as of the 2001 census.[1]

Its church, St Peter, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.[2]

Railway station[edit]

Swainsthorpe railway station on the Great Eastern Railway, which was the first station south of the Norwich terminus at Norwich Victoria railway station, was closed in 1952.

Level crossing accident[edit]

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.[3]



  1. ^ "Swainsthorpe parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Swainsthorpe, St. Peter". RoundTowerChurches. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 
  3. ^ Archant Regional Ltd (2007). "Motorist dies in train crash". EADT24 Suffolk and Essex Online. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Swainsthorpe at Wikimedia Commons