Beachamwell

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Beachamwell
St Mary, Beachamwell, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 339065.jpg
St Mary, Beachamwell
Beachamwell is located in Norfolk
Beachamwell
Beachamwell
Beachamwell shown within Norfolk
Area22.15 km2 (8.55 sq mi)
Population334 (2001 census[1])
339 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Beachamwell
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWAFFHAM
Postcode districtPE37
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°37′10″N 0°35′29″E / 52.619553°N 0.591489°E / 52.619553; 0.591489Coordinates: 52°37′10″N 0°35′29″E / 52.619553°N 0.591489°E / 52.619553; 0.591489
Beachamwell St. Mary

Beachamwell is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 334, including Choseley and increasing to 339 at the 2011 Census. It is about 10 miles (16 km) east of Downham Market.

Church of St Mary[edit]

Beachamwell St. Mary is a Grade I listed building,[3] and one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. It is built from flint, mainly rendered with ashlar and with some brick dressings. It has both thatch and lead roofs.[3] St Mary is the last surviving church of four that once served this area. The round tower is one of the earliest in Norfolk, being early 11th century.

There is a pair of wall tablets in the chancel to John Motteux (died 1793) and John Motteux (died 1843) set beneath the crocketted ogee arches with carved head stops and fleurons.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Historic England. "Church of St Mary, The Green  (Grade I) (1077301)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 December 2014.

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