Attlebridge

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Attlebridge
St Andrew, Attlebridge, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 485058.jpg
St Andrew's church
Attlebridge is located in Norfolk
Attlebridge
Attlebridge
Attlebridge shown within Norfolk
Area 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population 122 (2001)
223 (2011)[1]
• Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG128168
Civil parish
  • Attlebridge
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR9
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°42′25″N 1°08′55″E / 52.70701°N 1.14851°E / 52.70701; 1.14851

Attlebridge is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated about 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Norwich, where the A1067 crosses the River Wensum.

The civil parish has an area of 5.27 square kilometres and in the 2001 census had a population of 122 in 50 households, increasing to a population of 223 in 96 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Broadland.[2]

The mediaeval parish church of St Andrew is a grade II* listed building.[3]

History[edit]

The River Wensum below the village at Marriott's Way

The village is named after Ætla and the nearby bridge he is credited with constructing.[4] Between the 1880s and 1950s the settlement had its own Attlebridge railway station offering direct trains to Norwich and Kings Lynn. It was eventually closed as a cost-cutting measure by British Rail.

During World War II a nearby airfield, designated RAF Attlebridge, was used as an air base for launching Allied aircraft missions against Axis targets in Europe.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes[permanent dead link]. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  3. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW List entry Number: 1372661". English Heritage. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Information from Broadland District Council on Attlebridge. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
  5. ^ Information about RAF Attlebridge airfield from ControlTowers.co.uk. Retrieved June 11, 2007.

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