Bircham Newton

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Bircham Newton
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All Saints, Bircham Newton
Bircham Newton is located in Norfolk
Bircham Newton
Bircham Newton
Location within Norfolk
OS grid referenceTF768338
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKing's Lynn
Postcode districtPE31
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°52′21″N 0°37′32″E / 52.87262°N 0.62547°E / 52.87262; 0.62547Coordinates: 52°52′21″N 0°37′32″E / 52.87262°N 0.62547°E / 52.87262; 0.62547

Bircham Newton is the smallest of the three villages that make up the civil parish of Bircham , in the west of the English county of Norfolk. The village is located about 1 km north of the larger village of Great Bircham, 20 km north-east of the town of King's Lynn, and 60 km north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

Bircham Newton gave its name to an airfield, RAF Bircham Newton, that was in use through World War II and into the 1960s. From 1966[2] until 2020 the airfield was the home of the Construction Industry Training Board. In February 2020, the CITB announced it had sold its site to West Suffolk College, based in Bury St Edmunds, aiming to continue construction industry training provision at the site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ "What is The Construction Industry Training Board?". Essential Site Skills. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  3. ^ Lorenzato-Lloyd, Alice (24 February 2020). "CITB strikes deal to sell Bircham Newton home". Building. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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