East Ruston

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East Ruston
Butchers Arms, East Ruston.jpg
East Ruston village pub, The Butchers Arms
East Ruston is located in Norfolk
East Ruston
East Ruston
Location within Norfolk
Area10.13 km2 (3.91 sq mi)
Population595 (Including Brumstead 2011 census)[1]
• Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG344278
• London136 miles (219 km)
Civil parish
  • East Ruston CP
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR12
Dialling code01692
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°47′49″N 1°28′35″E / 52.79682°N 1.476420°E / 52.79682; 1.476420Coordinates: 52°47′49″N 1°28′35″E / 52.79682°N 1.476420°E / 52.79682; 1.476420

East Ruston is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[2] 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.

Village amenities[edit]

The public house is called the Butchers Arms.[3] East Ruston is the home to the noted East Ruston Old Vicarage garden which is open to the public.

The Parish Church of Saint Mary[edit]

The Parish Church of Saint Mary[4] 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.


The village is named in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” as the site of Abe Slaney's hiding place.[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  3. ^ The Butchers Arms Retrieved 28 March 2009.
  4. ^ Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Knapton entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0
  5. ^ Adventures of the Dancing Men, By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ISBN 0-486-29558-3

External links[edit]

Media related to East Ruston at Wikimedia Commons