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Bixley is located in Norfolk
 Bixley shown within Norfolk
Area  5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population 144 
   – density  27/km2 (70/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG254059
Civil parish Bixley
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR14
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°36′12″N 1°19′45″E / 52.60336°N 1.329174°E / 52.60336; 1.329174

St Wandregesilius, Bixley

Bixley is a civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England. According to the 2001 census it contained 60 households and a population of 144.[1] It covers an area south of Norwich including the village of Arminghall.

The origin the name of Bixley has been studied in a paper by Keith Briggs:.[2] The name of Bixley near Ipswich has the same origin.

In May 2004, the parish church of St Wandregesilius dating from 1272 was set on fire by arsonists and gutted. The church had no electricity and used gas cylinders for heating which it is believed were used by vandals to start the fire. St Wandregesilius is a Latinised form of St Wandrille and it is the only church dedicated to this 7th century French abbot.[3][4]

Sir Timothy Colman lives in Bixley Manor[5] in the grounds of which is the seven-storey stump of Bixley Tower Mill dating from 1838. At eleven storeys this was once the tallest windmill in Norfolk and possibly the tallest in Britain. It was reduced to its current height in 1872.[6]


  1. ^ Bixley parish information [South Norfolk Council]
  2. ^ Keith Briggs: Bixley, Journal of the English Place-name Society, volume 43 (2011), 43-54
  3. ^ Church Insurance UK Claims
  4. ^ Bixley
  5. ^ BBC Online - Norfolk - News - Trowse 1
  6. ^ Norfolk Mills - Bixley towermill

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