Burston and Shimpling

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Burston and Shimpling
Burston and Shimpling is located in Norfolk
Burston and Shimpling
Burston and Shimpling
Burston and Shimpling shown within Norfolk
Area 9.17 km2 (3.54 sq mi)
Population 568 
• Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM143827
Civil parish
  • Burston and Shimpling
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DISS
Postcode district IP21, IP22
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°24′N 1°09′E / 52.40°N 1.15°E / 52.40; 1.15Coordinates: 52°24′N 1°09′E / 52.40°N 1.15°E / 52.40; 1.15
Shimpling St George

Burston and Shimpling are small villages and form a united parish in the county of Norfolk, England. The parish covers an area of 9.17 km2 (3.54 sq mi) and had a population of 538 in 206 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 568 in 234 households at the 2011 Census.[2]

The Church of St George, Shimpling, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. It is in care of the Churches Conservation Trust.


Historically, Shimpling was bounded on the east by Dickleburgh, on the west by Burston, on the south by Thelton, and on the north by Gissing,[3] absorbing Burston only much later. These divisions largely remain.


  1. ^ "Burston & Shimpling parish information". South Norfolk Council. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). History of Norfolk. 1. London (published c. 1806). 

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