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Antingham Parish Church.jpg
St Mary and St Margaret, Antingham, Norfolk
Antingham is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area6.12 km2 (2.36 sq mi)
Population355 (parish, 2011 census)
• Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG252329
• London134 miles
Civil parish
  • Antingham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNR28
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°51′09″N 1°21′07″E / 52.8525°N 1.35188°E / 52.8525; 1.35188Coordinates: 52°51′09″N 1°21′07″E / 52.8525°N 1.35188°E / 52.8525; 1.35188

Antingham is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is located about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cromer and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of North Walsham. The civil parish has an area of 6.12 square kilometres and in the 2001 census had a population of 287 in 120 households, the population increasing to 355 at the 2011 Census.[1] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[1]


The name of 'Antingham' originates from an Old English word meaning "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Anta".[2]

Antingham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 where the village, its population, records of land ownership, and details about productive resources were extensively detailed.[3] In the survey Antingham is variously recorded by the names Antigeham, Antingham, and Attinga. The main tenants at the time were Roger Bigot and Thurston Fitzguy. The survey notes the presence of four villagers and four smallholders on the land. A meadow, acreage, and ploughs of various values are among the items recorded under Antingham.[4]

St Mary's parish church, at the south of the village close to the A149 in Church Lane, stands next to the ruins of St Margaret’s Church which was abandoned in the late 17th century. Material from St Margaret's was used to repair St Mary's after they had both fallen into disrepair.

The village was struck by an F1/T2 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[citation needed]


The parish of Antingham has boundaries with seven other neighbouring parishes. To the north are the parishes of Thorpe Market and Southrepps. The eastern boundary, which follows the River Ant, is with Swafield, and south are the parishes of North Walsham and Felmingham. To west lies the parishes of Hanworth and Suffield with most of this boundary following the edge of Gunton Park. The parish is dissected north to south by the A149 road from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth.[5] The parish also straddles the railway line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. In the south east corner of the parish are Antingham Ponds which are the source of the River Ant, a tributary of the River Bure.

The village of Antingham sits on the Southrepps road which is on the eastern side of the A149[6] and runs north to south from that road to the village of Southrepps. The centre of the village is at the crossroads of Elderton Lane, Sandy Lane and Southrepps Road. There is a level crossing on Southrepps Road 200 metres south of this crossroads.


The nearest railway station is at Gunton for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest Airport is at Norwich which is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south of the village.

War Memorial[edit]

Antingham War Memorial is located in the churchyard for St. Mary's Church and holds the following names for the First World War:

And the following for the Second World War:

  • Private Eric W. Green (1920-1945), 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Marine Eric W. Gotts (1919-1942), 40 Commando, Royal Marines


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ Rye, James (2000) A Popular Guide to Norfolk Place-names, Larks press, Dereham, Norfolk ISBN 0-948400-15-3
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, (Editor: Thomas Hinde), Norfolk, page 186, Antingham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  4. ^ Domesday Book, Norfolk, Part I and Part II, 33, Morris, J. (General Editor), 1984. Published: Phillimore & Co. ISBN 0-85033-479-9
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8
  6. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, page 40, Antingham ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5

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