Syderstone

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Coordinates: 52°51′36″N 0°43′00″E / 52.85996°N 0.71667°E / 52.85996; 0.71667

Syderstone
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Signpost in Syderstone
Syderstone is located in Norfolk
Syderstone
Syderstone
 Syderstone shown within Norfolk
Area  9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population 532 
    - Density  54 /km2 (140 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF829326
Civil parish Syderstone
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE31
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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Norfolk

Syderstone is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, near the town of Fakenham. It covers an area of 9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi) and had a population of 532 in 224 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Syderstone St. Mary

Its church, St. Mary's, is one of 124 round-tower churches in Norfolk.

It is famous for the Natterjack Toad which have been seen near the popular but overgrown duck pond. Syderstone is also known for its large common, which spans roughly 4 square miles (10 km2). Much wildlife can be seen there including snakes, hares, rabbits and foxes.

In a field alongside the road that passes the duck pond there is a World War II Home Guard pill box. On a bright spring day in 1944 or 1945 two P-51 Mustangs collided over Barwick Hall Farm near Stanhoe. One of the Mustangs crashed on Syderstone Common, killing the pilot.

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]

http://stanhoe.org/history/memories/crashes