Alpington

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Alpington
Alpington is located in Norfolk
Alpington
Alpington
Location within Norfolk
Area2.18 km2 (0.84 sq mi)
Population477 (2011 census)
• Density219/km2 (570/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG294018
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR14
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°33′56″N 1°23′00″E / 52.56563°N 1.38336°E / 52.56563; 1.38336Coordinates: 52°33′56″N 1°23′00″E / 52.56563°N 1.38336°E / 52.56563; 1.38336

Alpington is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated about six miles (10 km) south-east of Norwich and is closely associated with Yelverton just to the north.

There is some confusion over Alpington's entries in the Domesday Book. Two entries call the village 'Appletuna' or 'Appletona', Old English for 'apple tree farm'. However, two further entries use the names 'Algamundestuna' and 'Alcmuntona', Old English for 'Ahlmund's enclosure'. These may relate to Alpington or to an unknown settlement close by.[1]

Ekwall suggests that it is "not impossible" that Apton, formerly part of the adjacent parish of Bergh Apton, is a reduced form of Appleton. So Apton may be linked to Alpington.[2]

The civil parish has an area of 2.18 square kilometres and in the 2001 census had a population of 460 in 199 households, increasing to 477 at the 2011 Census.[3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.[4]

The village has a village hall, primary school and a pub, the 'Wheel of Fortune'.[5]

Alpington and Yelverton are served by Ambassador Travel buses to Norwich and out to Seething and Loddon.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Norfolk Heritage Explorer - Parish Summary: Alpington". Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1947). The Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (2nd ed.). OUP.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  4. ^ *Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  5. ^ Norfolk - Alpington - A historic pub interior of regional importance Retrieved 18/9/21.

http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Alpington

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