Welcome to Aldeby
|Area||12.61 km2 (4.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||33/km2 (85/sq mi)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Aldeby is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is bounded to the south by the River Waveney, on the other side of which is Suffolk. The village is about five miles (8 km) by road from Beccles.
The name Aldeby derives from the Old Norse word meaning 'old fortification'. The civil parish has an area of 12.61 square kilometres and in 2001 had a population of 437 in 175 household, falling to a population of 422 in 180 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the area of the district of South Norfolk.
Aldeby is well known for its fishing pits and also historically for the apple factory (Waveney Apple Growers Ltd) based on Common Road that closed in the late 1990s. It also once had its own Aldeby railway station.
- ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005.