Baconsthorpe

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Baconsthorpe
St Mary, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk.jpg
Saint Mary parish church, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk
Baconsthorpe is located in Norfolk
Baconsthorpe
Baconsthorpe
Baconsthorpe shown within Norfolk
Area 5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population 215 (parish, 2011 census)
• Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG120370
• London 130 miles (210 km)
Civil parish
  • Baconsthorpe CP
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLT
Postcode district NR25
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°53′23″N 1°09′13″E / 52.88964°N 1.15369°E / 52.88964; 1.15369Coordinates: 52°53′23″N 1°09′13″E / 52.88964°N 1.15369°E / 52.88964; 1.15369

Baconsthorpe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is 4 miles (6 km) south-east of Holt, 5 miles (8 km) south of Sheringham and 20 miles (32 km) north of Norwich.[1]

Population and governance[edit]

The civil parish has an area of 5.53 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 232 in 105 households, the population reducing to 215 at the Census 2011.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[3]

Heritage[edit]

The ruins of the 15th-century Baconsthorpe Castle lie about one mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village.

The medieval Anglican church of St Mary was restored in 1868 and 1958. It contains interesting monuments from the 15th–18th centuries and some 16th-century glass saved from the castle.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

In order of birth:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). "Norfolk Coast East". OS Explorer Map. 252. ISBN 0-319-21888-0. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Archived from the original (XLS) on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2005-12-02. 
  4. ^ [1] Retrieved 22 August 2010.

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