Bradwell, Norfolk

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Church of St Nicholas, Bradwell
Bradwell is located in Norfolk
Bradwell shown within Norfolk
Area 9.74 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Population 10,528 (2011)
• Density 1,081/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG504038
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NR31
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°34′28″N 1°41′39″E / 52.57432°N 1.69406°E / 52.57432; 1.69406

Bradwell is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is immediately to the west of, and largely indistinguishable from, the built-up urban area of the town of Great Yarmouth.[1] The civil parish has an area of 9.74 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 10,318 in 4,347 households. The population taken at the 2011 Census was 10,528.[1] For the purposes of local government, the parish today falls within the district of Great Yarmouth. However prior to the Local Government Act 1972, the parish was within Lothingland Rural District in Suffolk.[2][3] The village itself is situated just next to the town of Gorleston and the nearby beach. Its attractive surroundings make it very popular amongst visitors to the area.


Bradwells' schooling system is very highly regarded around the area as one of the best available to local residents. Its schools include: Hillside Primary School, Homefield Church of England Primary and Nursery School, Lynn Grove High, and Woodlands Primary and Nursery School.

Community Centre[edit]

The old Community Centre - originally the sole village school - is centrally located within the older part of the village and serves the local people as a location for youth activities and social clubs. In May 2007 the library, located in the community centre, reopened after being renovated and improved. Its Scout group, situated on Green Lane playing field, near the Gasology head office, is growing in numbers every year. It takes its members across the country, taking part in various hikes and camps. Its older Explorer unit takes part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Parish Council[edit]

Bradwell Parish Council has responsibility for a number of amenities within the village, and will make representations to the Borough Council, County Council, Police and others to secure improvements to services within the village. Its ‘base’ is the Leo Coles Pavilion, located on the Green Lane Playing Field site – its meetings take place there, and the clerk’s office is situated there. The council publishes a twice-yearly newspaper, ‘the Bradwellian’, which is delivered to every household in Bradwell by a team of volunteers. Website:Bradwell Parish Council

Parish Church[edit]

The Parish Church is an active bible-believing church with three Sunday services a week and a number of midweek groups for different age-groups and interest groups.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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