East Ruston village pub, The Butchers Arms
East Ruston shown within Norfolk
|Area||10.13 km2 (3.91 sq mi)|
|Population||497 (2001 census)|
|– density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||136 miles (219 km)|
|Civil parish||East Ruston CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
East Ruston is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) North East of Norwich, 14.7 miles (23.7 km) South East of Cromer and 136 miles (219 km) north-east of London. The village lies 5.2 miles (8.4 km) East of the town of North Walsham.The nearest railway station is at Worsted and is connected to the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.
East Ruston is distinguished as the birthplace of that eminent Greek scholar, Richard Porson, M.A., who was born here in 1759, and was first initiated in letters by his father, then clerk of the parish. In 1803, he was unanimously chosen Greek Professor of the University, Cambridge ; and a short time before his death, which happened in 1808, he was appointed principal librarian of the London Institution.
The Parish Church of Saint Mary
The Parish Church of Saint Mary is Principally 14th century. The Church’s most remarkable possession is the 15th century chancel screen with its lively lions and unspoilt contemporary paintings of the evangelists and others.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
- The Butchers Arms Retrieved 28 March 2009
- Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Knapton entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0
- Adventures of the Dancing Men, By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ISBN 0-486-29558-3
Media related to East Ruston at Wikimedia Commons