Coordinates: 52°53′40″N 1°20′57″E / 52.89441°N 1.34909°E / 52.89441; 1.34909
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Hamlet of Frogshall, 23rd March 2009.JPG
The hamlet of Frogshall
Frogshall is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
OS grid referenceTG2538
• London136 miles
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCROMER
Postcode districtNR27
Dialling code01263
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°53′40″N 1°20′57″E / 52.89441°N 1.34909°E / 52.89441; 1.34909

Frogshall is a small hamlet within the civil parish of Northrepps in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The hamlet is 5.2 miles (8.4 km) southeast of Cromer, 21.9 miles (35.2 km) north of Norwich and 136 miles (219 km) north of London. Craft Lane [1] runs through the hamlet between Northrepps and Southrepps. The nearest railway station is at Gunton on the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The hamlet as part of the greater parish of Northrepps had in the 2011 census, a population of 886. For the purposes of local government, the hamlet falls within the district of North Norfolk.


The hamlet is a small scattered settlement in the wooded valley of the River Mun in the south-east of the parish of Northrepps. Within the hamlet is the house called Templewood. Most of the houses were originally workers' cottages for the estate workers. Craft Lane gives road access to the hamlet from Southrepps and Northrepps. The lane is also a designated Quiet Lane.


Templewood house was built 1938[2] as shooting box and base for other country activities for Samuel Hoare, Lord Templewood by Paul Edward Paget of the architectural firm Seely & Paget.[3] The house incorporates fragments from the old Bank of England by John Soane, and from Nuthall Temple which stood in Nottinghamshire and was one of only four houses built in the United Kingdom generally said to have been inspired by Palladio's Villa Capra in Vicenza.[4] Nuthall Temple was demolished in 1929. The two sphinxes[2] which flank the terrace in front of the portico were salvaged from Nuthall Temple.[2] The four columns which support the portico were salvaged from Soane's Old Bank of England.[2] The listed building is in excellent condition and is set in parkland and approached down a long chestnut tree-lined avenue.



Wildlife that can be seen in the locality include:



Jubilee Bridge
River Mun close to its source

Public transport[edit]


Services are provided by the following Sanders Coaches run between Cromer and North Walsham.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 252 - Norfolk Coast East. ISBN 978-0-319-23815-8.
  2. ^ a b c d Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Northrepps entry, page 201. ISBN 0-300-09607-0
  3. ^ Seeley & Paget Archived 8 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2 August 2009
  4. ^ Both Holden and Broxtowe make this claim