Easton, Norfolk

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St Peter's Church, Easton, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 806110.jpg
St Peter's Church, Easton
Easton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population1,514 (2011)
• Density242/km2 (630/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG135108
Civil parish
  • Easton, Norfolk
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°39′11″N 1°09′22″E / 52.653°N 1.156°E / 52.653; 1.156Coordinates: 52°39′11″N 1°09′22″E / 52.653°N 1.156°E / 52.653; 1.156

Easton is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England, to the west of Norwich. It covers an area of 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi) and had a population of 1,141 in 445 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 1,514 at the 2011 Census.[2] Located close to the Royal Norfolk Showground and the A47, it also houses a campus of Easton & Otley College, a large agricultural college, in the Grade II listed 18th-century Easton Hall.[3]

The villages name means 'East farm/settlement'.

The Grade I listed Church of England parish church of St Peter stands at the west end of the village, near the roundabout at the end of the southern Norwich bypass.[4] It is built mainly of flint, rendered in part, with stone dressings. Restored in the 1880s, it dates from the late 12th century with additions made in the 13th and 15th centuries. The tower collapsed in the 18th century. The south doorway is 12th century and the marble font dates from about 1200.[5][6] Easton was the birthplace of the 14th century Cardinal Adam of Easton, who was imprisoned in Italy for conspiring against Pope Urban VI and spared execution through the intervention of King Richard II.[7]

The village's football team, Easton FC, currently plays in the Anglian Combination.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south to Great Melton with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 2,717.[8] Men in the ward had the third highest life expectancy at birth, 89.6 years, of any ward in England and Wales in 2016.[9]


  1. ^ "Easton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 18 October 2007. Archived from the original on 22 November 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Easton Hall (1050770)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Easton: St Peter".
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (1305921)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Norfolk Churches".
  7. ^ "Downfall - Cardinal Adam Easton".
  8. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  9. ^ Bennett, James; et al. (22 November 2018). "Contributions of diseases and injuries to widening life expectancy inequalities in England from 2001 to 2016: a population-based analysis of vital registration data". Lancet public health. Retrieved 23 November 2018.


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