Beighton, Norfolk

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Beighton
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All Saints Church, Beighton
Beighton is located in Norfolk
Beighton
Beighton
 Beighton shown within Norfolk
Area  7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population 412 
   – density  54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Civil parish Beighton, Norfolk
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR13
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°36′55″N 1°30′58″E / 52.6153°N 1.5160°E / 52.6153; 1.5160

Beighton /ˈbtən/[1] is a village and civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England, about two miles (3 km) south of Acle. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 412.

The name is first recorded as Begetuna in 1086 and is from Old English 'farmstead of a woman called Beage or of a man called Baega.'[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971), p. 13.
  2. ^ A.D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford UP, 2nd ed., 1998), p. 32.

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