Saint Botolph parish church, Banningham
Banningham shown within Norfolk
|Population||524 (parish, 2001 census)|
|– London||129 miles (208 km)|
|Civil parish||Colby CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Banningham is a village within the civil parish of Colby in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 2.9 miles north east of Aylsham, 14.7 miles west north of Norwich and 129 miles north east of London. The nearest railway station is at North Walsham Railway station where the Bittern Line from Cromer to Norwich can be accessed and the national rail network beyond. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village lies a small distance east from the A140 Cromer to Norwich road.
Banningham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the great book Banningham is recorded by the names Banincha, and Hamingeha. The main landholders are William de Warenne and the Abbot of Holm. The main tenant is Roger holding his land from Reynald FitzIvo.
- The village has a thriving village hall that holds all kinds of events weekly and annually
- The village pub dates from the 17th century and is called the Crown. The pub has a good selection of real ale and is listed by CAMRA. The pub Serves food and often has live music and quiz’s.
Saint Botolph parish church
The parish church dates from the 14th century. The churches most notable feature is its steep pitched hammerbeam roof with seven angels along each side. The spandrels are adorned with tracery in wheels and other elaborate forms. Two of the windows have 15th century glass in the tracery. In the north window stain glass depicts Archangel Gabriel calling Mary. the interior also has several wall paintings, notably one of Saint George slaying the Dragon, and one of the feet of Saint Christopher. The church is a Grade I listed building .
- Edward Bickersteth (1850–1897) founder of the Cambridge Mission to Delhi and in 1886 appointed Bishop of South Tokyo. A leading figure in the early years of the Anglican Church in Japan. Born at Banningham where his father Edward Henry Bickersteth served as curate at St. Bostolph Parish Church. The elder Bickersteth, a noted poet and Cambridge scholar was appointed Bishop of Exeter from 1885 to 1900
- Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8
- County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, Page 128, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
- The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, rditor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk, p. 186, Banningham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Banningham entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0
- The King’s England series, NORFOLK, by Arthur Mee, Pub:Hodder and Stoughton, 1972, page 22 Banningham, ISBN 0-340-15061-0
- The Times, Wednesday, Jan 26, 1898; pg. 7; Issue 35423; col E Church Missions in Japan
- Biography of father
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