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St.Peter And St.Paul Brockdish - - 295413.jpg
St.Peter and St.Paul's Church, Brockdish
Brockdish is located in Norfolk
Brockdish shown within Norfolk
Area 9.15 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population 681 
• Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM224794
Civil parish
  • Brockdish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP21
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 1°16′00″E / 52.36667°N 1.26667°E / 52.36667; 1.26667

Brockdish is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England. It is 3.53 square miles (910 ha) in size.[1] According to the 2001 census the parish (including Thorpe Abbotts) had a population of 605 in 265 households, the population increasing at the 2011 Census to 681.[2] The village is situated on the River Waveney (south of which is Suffolk), and is about 3 miles (5 km) south-west of Harleston. Like many villages Brockdish has suffered some demise in local business as people work further afield and the bypassing of the village in 1996. The village's second pub (the Greyhound) shut in 2000 leaving one popular pub in the shape of the Old King's Head; the village hall; village school although rated outstanding by Ofsted sadly closed in July 2016 due to low pupil numbers; stalls selling fresh eggs, vegetables, plants and a small antiques shop.

Brockdish is the highest point on the River Waveney from which canoes and kayaks can access the water, the entry point being at the foot of the common.

Notable people[edit]

  • Clementia Taylor (née Doughty; 1810-1908), Activist for women's rights and radical was born in Brockdish, the daughter of farmer John Doughty and his wife Mary.[3]


  1. ^ "Brockdish parish data". Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Clementia Taylor". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 

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