Coordinates: 52°36′13″N 0°55′37″E / 52.603518°N 0.927043°E / 52.603518; 0.927043
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St Mary's Church, Cranworth
Cranworth is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area20.6 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Population419 [1]
• Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF9831004660
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThetford
Postcode districtIP25
Dialling code01362
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°36′13″N 0°55′37″E / 52.603518°N 0.927043°E / 52.603518; 0.927043

Cranworth is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district of the English county of Norfolk.


Cranworth's name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Old English for an enclosed part of land with cranes and herons.[2]

In the Domesday Book, Cranworth is recorded as a settlement of 42 households located in the hundred of Mitford. In 1086, the village formed part of the estates of King William.[3]


According to the 2011 Census, Cranworth has a population of 419 residents living in 175 households.[4]

Cranworth falls within the constituency of South West Norfolk and is represented at Parliament by Liz Truss MP of the Conservative Party.

St. Mary's Church[edit]

Cranworth's parish church is of Norman origin and is dedicated to Saint Mary. The interior of the church is almost exclusively Victorian and the font dates from the Fourteenth Century.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

War memorial[edit]

Cranworth's war memorial takes the form of a cuboid stone column topped with a stone carving of an angel of victory. The memorial is located in St. Mary's Churchyard and lists the following names for the First World War:

  • Lance-Corporal Robert R. Tuttle (1892–1916), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Driver William F. Lyon (1894–1919), Royal Army Service Corps att. 4th Cavalry Division
  • Private Victor T. Edwards (d.1916), 8th Battalion, Border Regiment
  • Private Ernest W. Graves (1880–1918), 6th Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment
  • Private Frederick J. Green (1899–1918), 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps
  • Private John Hagan (d.1916), 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Lionel W. Green (1897–1917), 1/5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Sidney Hipkin (d.1918), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Bartlett J. Hart (1894–1917), 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment
  • Private Frederick C. Ward (d.1918), 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment
  • Johnathan Berry
  • Frederic S. Sidell

And, the following for the Second World War:


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Key to English Place-names". Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Cranworth | Domesday Book". Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Custom report - Nomis - Official Census and Labour Market Statistics". Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  5. ^ "Norfolk Churches". Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  6. ^ War Memorials Online. (2015). Retrieved December 20, 2022.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cranworth at Wikimedia Commons