|Area||2.18 km2 (0.84 sq mi)|
|Population||477 (2011 census)|
|• Density||219/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
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.
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.
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. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.
The village has a village hall, primary school and a pub, the 'Wheel of Fortune'.
- British tennis-player Richard Bloomfield is from Alpington.
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
- "Norfolk Heritage Explorer - Parish Summary: Alpington". Retrieved 16 September 2021.
- Ekwall, Eilert (1947). The Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (2nd ed.). OUP.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- *Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
- Norfolk - Alpington - A historic pub interior of regional importance Retrieved 18/9/21.
- Community website for Alpington and Yelverton
- Media related to Alpington at Wikimedia Commons
- Alpington on GENUKI.
- Alpington in the Domesday Book