Beighton, Norfolk

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All Saints Church, Beighton
Beighton is located in Norfolk
 Beighton shown within Norfolk
Area  7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population 436 
   – density  57/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG385080
Civil parish Beighton, Norfolk
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR13
Dialling code 01493
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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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 2011 census it had a population of 436.[2]

Total Population of Beighton Civil Parish, Norfolk, as reported by the Census of Population from 1801 to 2011

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.'[3]

A map image of Beighton Civil Parish, Norfolk, as reported by the Ordnance Survey 1945

Beighton is East of Lingwood.

"The church is decorated English, and was recently restored. There is a national school."[4]


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971), p. 13.
  2. ^ "Beighton (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ A.D. Mills, Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford UP, 2nd ed., 1998), p. 32.
  4. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870–72). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh. 

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