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
Area5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population122 (2001)
223 (2011)[1]
• Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG128168
Civil parish
  • Attlebridge
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
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UK
England
Norfolk
52°42′25″N 1°08′55″E / 52.70701°N 1.14851°E / 52.70701; 1.14851Coordinates: 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 airfield 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. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  3. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (1372661)". National Heritage List for England. 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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