St Mary's Church, Forncett St Mary
Forncett shown within Norfolk
|Area||10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi)|
|– density||105/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Forncett is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi) and had a population of 1,000 in 381 households at the 2001 census, increasing to 1,126 at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.
Forncett Industrial Steam Museum
The Forncett Industrial Steam Museum houses a collection of large stationary steam engines which are occasionally demonstrated to the public.
Included in the collection is a 150 hp Vickers Armstrong cross-compound pumping engine originally used to open Tower Bridge in London. It was the 'third' steam engine, installed as a wartime precaution against air-raid damage, and was removed to Forncett in 1974. The two original engines remain on display at Tower Bridge.
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