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St Peter’s Church, Cringleford
Cringleford is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area4.04 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
Population2,963 (2011)
• Density733/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG197058
Civil parish
  • Cringleford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR4
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°36′20″N 1°14′36″E / 52.6056°N 1.24333°E / 52.6056; 1.24333Coordinates: 52°36′20″N 1°14′36″E / 52.6056°N 1.24333°E / 52.6056; 1.24333

Cringleford is a parish and village in Norfolk, England on the banks of the River Yare on the outskirts of Norwich. The village is in the South Norfolk local government district and is part of the Norfolk South Parliamentary constituency. Cringleford forms part the wider Norwich Built-up area.

A village existed here at least as early as Saxon times[1] and there is evidence of human settlement in the area from Roman times and the Bronze Age.[2]

The place-name 'Cringleford' is first attested in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 1043 or 1044, where it appears as Cringelforth. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it appears as Kringelforda. The name means 'ford by the round hill'. The first element may be Scandinavian, as Old Norse kringla means 'a circle'.[3]

The size of the village is 4.04 square kilometres (1.56 sq mi)[4] and the population of the village (including Intwood) at the time of the 2011 UK census was 2963.[5] The population is likely to increase as a result of the current process of suburbanisation, with new housing development and improved transport links such as the Norwich South Bypass. Lying close to the city of Norwich the village has become popular with commuters.[citation needed]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north to south being centered on Cringleford with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 5,052.[6]


St. Peter's Church, Cringleford is the Anglican parish church. Of Anglo-Saxon origins, it was constructed somewhere between 950 and 1100 A.D.[7] There are also a small school for pupils between the ages of 4 and 12, the Cringleford Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School (usually abbreviated to Cringleford Primary School)[8] a park with children's play equipment, tennis courts, zip line as well as a hall where events regularly take place, and a surgery whose recent refurbishment and extension was completed in April 2010.[9]


Cringleford Lodge Cricket Club was founded in 2000 after the merger of Cringleford C.C. and Earlham Lodge C.C.

Cringleford Junior Football Club was founded in 2005 and is open to Children between ages 5 and 17.


  1. ^[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Cringleford Historical Society. "Extract from "A Brief History of Cringleford"". Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.131.
  4. ^ "Cringleford parish information". 23 March 2009. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  5. ^ Office for National Statistics, 2011. “Usual resident population, 2011 (KS101EW).”
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Cringleford Church: "Our History"". Retrieved 6 March 2011.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Cringleford School Website". Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Cringleford Surgery". Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.


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