Flordon

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Flordon
St Michael's church - geograph.org.uk - 1385378.jpg
St Michael's church, Flordon
Flordon is located in Norfolk
Flordon
Flordon
 Flordon shown within Norfolk
Area  3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population 263 
   – density  70/km2 (180/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM189969
Civil parish Flordon
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR15
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°31′35″N 1°13′35″E / 52.52641°N 1.22648°E / 52.52641; 1.22648

Flordon is both a civil parish and a village in Norfolk, England.

Parish data[edit]

The parish of Flordon covers an area of 3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi) and had a population of 263 in 110 households at the 2001 census.[1] This is not an especially significant increase from the 1881 census at which time 178 people were living there.

Village data[edit]

The village borders, in the north from west to east, Wreningham, Bracon Ash and Newton Flotman. In the south, it borders Hapton and Tasburgh. The village contains, amongst other things, protected common land on which can be found a spring and rare plants[citation needed] Flordon Hall is also in the vicinity.

Until 1920, Flordon had a mill on the river Tas [1] It also had a station on the Great Eastern Main Line. Taswood Lakes lie just to the east of the village.

A mile east of Flordon is Rainthorpe Hall a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house, owned at one time by Frederick Walpole, MP for North Norfolk.[2]

Businesses[edit]

Tas Valley Mushrooms Ltd, ABS (Anglia boiler services) Redwings horse sanctuary /(hapton )

Neighbours[edit]

Nearby villages include Hapton, Newton Flotman, Mulbarton, and Tasburgh and Long Stratton.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "parish information". South Norfolk Council. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rainthorpe Hall at PrimeLocation property website". 

External links[edit]