St Edmund's Parish Church, Swanton Novers
Swanton Novers shown within Norfolk
|Area||5.45 km2 (2.10 sq mi)|
|Population||263 (2001 census)|
|- Density||48 /km2 (120 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||123 miles (198 km)|
|Civil parish||Swanton Novers CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MELTON CONSTABLE|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Swanton Novers is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 15.1 miles (24.3 km) west-south-west of Cromer, 23.1 miles (37.2 km) north-north-west of Norwich and 123 kilometres (76 mi) north-north-east of London. The village lies 6 miles (9.7 km) south-west of the town of Holt. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.
Swanton Novers has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086, in which the village is recorded by the name Suanetuna. The main tenant was Bishop William. The survey also notes that there were 200 sheep. The name Suanetuna means 'town or settlement of the swine-herds'. The land was held by Milo de Nuiers in 1200. This name derives from Noyers-Bocage in Normandy.
St Edmund's Church
St Edmund's parish church is a little remote from the village. The church has been heavily restored in recent times as it was in a very poor state of repair. The church's tower was rebuilt in 1821. Much of the restoration work has been carried out using old building materials from the original church buildings which dates from Norman times.
- OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
- The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk, page 195, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.456.
- The Popular Guide to Norfolk Churches, 1: North-East Norfolk, by D.P. Mortlock & C.V. Roberts, 1981, Pub: Acorn Editions, page 20, Briston All Saints, ISBN 0-906554-04-7
- Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Swanton Novers entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0
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