Shelton and Hardwick
|Shelton and Hardwick|
Hardwick St Margaret
|Shelton and Hardwick shown within Norfolk|
|Area||8.90 km2 (3.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||33/km2 (85/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Shelton and Hardwick is a civil parish in South Norfolk, England, made up of the villages of Shelton and Hardwick. It lies about 3 km south-east of Long Stratton, about 6 km north of Harleston and 10 km west of Bungay. It covers an area of 8.90 km2 (3.44 sq mi) and had a population of 283 in 107 households at the 2001 census, increasing the population at the 2011 Census to 298.
Shelton contains a primary school, a church and Shelton Hall.
Hardwick has a grade I listed church (which is famous locally for its ruined tower and is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk), as well as several farms and a substantial amount of housing. It was also home to a Royal Air Force airfield, which was used by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.
St Mary's Church, Shelton, was built in the 1480s of red brick with dark diapering. Apart from the tower which is earlier than the rest of the church it is in the pure Perpendicular style. The stained class windows include large figures of donors in 15th-century dress. Features of interest include the monument of Sir Robert Houghton, 1623, and the carved royal arms of King William III. There are also tombs of the Shelton family of Shelton Hall. The church is Grade I listed.
- "Shelton & Hardwick parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- Church of St Margaret, Shelton and Hardwick; British Listed Buildings
- Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 317
- Church of St Mary, Shelton and Hardwick; British Listed Buildings
- for Shelton and Hardwick
Media related to Shelton and Hardwick at Wikimedia Commons
- Website with photos of Hardwick St Margaret, a round-tower church
- Shelton St Mary; norfolk.churches.co.uk
- The 93rd Bombardment Group Museum, Station 104, Hardwick. A small museum on the actual airfield site in Nissen (Quonset) and brick built huts.
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