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Coordinates: 52°33′56″N 1°23′00″E / 52.56563°N 1.38336°E / 52.56563; 1.38336
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Alpington Hall
Alpington is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area2.18 km2 (0.84 sq mi)
Population477 (2011 census)
• Density219/km2 (570/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG294018
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR14
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
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] A single parish council serves the two parishes of Alpington and Yelverton.[5]

The village has a village hall, primary school and a pub, the 'Wheel of Fortune'.[6]

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

Notable residents[edit]

War memorial[edit]

St. Mary's Church holds the memorial for commemorating the dead from Alpington and Yelverton. It holds the following names from the First World War:

  • Lieutenant Leonard J. Harrison (1895–1915), 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Corporal Harry J. Jordan (1884–1916), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Lance-Corporal Harry N. Weeding (1882–1916), 8th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Lance-Corporal William Aldis (1892–1916), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Sapper George E. Smith (1891–1918), 2nd Field Company, Royal Engineers
  • Trooper Edward W. Davey (1882–1916), 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
  • Private James P. Clare (1882–1915), 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Private Ernest W. Smith (1880–1917), 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment
  • Private Charles Boggis (1897–1916), 23rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
  • Private Herbert V. Aldis (1894–1916), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Arthur W. Goodchild (1898–1918), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private George J. Goodchild (1892–1918), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Walter E. Burton (1896–1917), 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  • Sub-Lieutenant Gerald Y. Harrison (1897–1917), HMS Vanguard (1909)
  • Ordinary Seaman Leonard W. Ellis (1900–1918), Royal Naval Reserve


  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. ^ "Alpington With Yelverton Parish Council". Alpington and Yelverton. 11 July 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  6. ^ Norfolk - Alpington - A historic pub interior of regional importance Retrieved 18/9/21.

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