Framingham Earl

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Framingham Earl
St Andrew, Framingham Earl, Norfolk - - 1242905.jpg
St Andrew's, Framingham Earl
Framingham Earl is located in Norfolk
Framingham Earl
Framingham Earl
Location within Norfolk
Area2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population871 (2011)[1]
• Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG276027
Civil parish
  • Framingham Earl
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR14
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°34′30″N 1°21′31″E / 52.57488°N 1.35852°E / 52.57488; 1.35852Coordinates: 52°34′30″N 1°21′31″E / 52.57488°N 1.35852°E / 52.57488; 1.35852

Framingham Earl is a small village situated south of Norwich, in the English county of Norfolk. It is next to Poringland and Framingham Pigot. It covers an area of 2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi) and had a population of 834 in 354 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to a population of 871 in 363 households at the 2011 Census.

The village sign of Framingham Earl in Norfolk

The villages name means 'Homestead/village of Fram's people'. The village was held by the Earl of Norfolk hence the 'Earl' addition.

Within Framingham Earl is Framingham Earl High School, which is part of the Sapientia Education Trust. Sharing the same site is a Sports Centre, which opened in early 2006 and provides a range of exercise classes and sports opportunities to the people of the surrounding villages as well as giving the school extra space to use for PE and dance lessons. It is now managed by South Norfolk District Council. [1]

Framingham Earl St Andrew

The village has two churches, the Methodist Church and the Church of St. Andrew. St. Andrew's is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. The plan of the church is beguilingly irregular, with the chancel decreasing in width towards the east end. A pilaster strip in the south wall of the chancel curiously tapers with the narrow portion at the bottom: the whole building has a gnarled, irregular appearance which is a mark of Anglo-Saxon construction. Even the corners (quoins) are of flint, although these are somewhat larger on the whole than those built into the body of the walls. There is even, surprisingly, an attempt at herringbone-work, all in flint, and round splayed porthole windows dressed entirely in flints, not quite perfect circles.

The writer W. G. Sebald is buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew's.

Framingham Earl has a very busy Post Office, a pub called The Railway Tavern [2] and is now the home of the "Nook" [3], a hospice run by the East Anglian Children's Hospices (EACH).


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Framingham Earl parish information". South Norfolk Council. 23 March 2009. Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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