Harpley, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°48′24″N 0°39′17″E / 52.80654°N 0.65468°E / 52.80654; 0.65468
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Signpost in Harpley
Harpley is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area9.29 km2 (3.59 sq mi)
Population338 (2011)
• Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF790265
Civil parish
  • Harpley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE31
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°48′24″N 0°39′17″E / 52.80654°N 0.65468°E / 52.80654; 0.65468

Harpley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 9.29 km2 (3.59 sq mi) and had a population of 353 in 157 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population reducing to 338 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The villages name means 'Harp wood/clearing', perhaps in the sense of a sieve used in salt working.

The village is 12 miles (19 km) north-east of King's Lynn. The village is on the south side of the A148 King's Lynn to Cromer road. There is an Anglican church, and a primary school (which celebrated its centenary in 2008). It has a Pub 'The Rose and Crown', The two shops, and a Post Office which used to operate in the village have closed. A Methodist chapel in Nethergate Street has been converted into a private dwelling. Nearby points of interest include Houghton Hall located north of the parish and the Peddars Way, accessible from the A148 just west of town.


Harpley can be reached from King's Lynn and Fakenham on the X8 bus service, operated by Stagecoach Norfolk.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 August 2015.


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