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St Mary, Beachamwell
Beachamwell is located in Norfolk
Beachamwell shown within Norfolk
Area 22.15 km2 (8.55 sq mi)
Population 334 (2001 census[1])
339 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Beachamwell
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWAFFHAM
Postcode district PE37
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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]


  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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