St Margaret, Hempnall
|Area||14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||87/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Hempnall is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi) and had a population of 1,310 in 522 households at the 2001 census, the population reducing to 1,292 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.
The villages name means 'Hemma's nook of land'.
Facilities in Hempnall include a village hall, playing field, a primary school, and a convenience store run by RS McColl. 'The Hempnall Trust', a village charity, runs The Hempnall Mill Centre at the site of Hempnall Mill.
Hempnall is home to a popular Tennis Club. In the heart of South Norfolk, the club boasts 2 quality floodlit hard courts that can be hired all year round to the public and club members. Their website can be reached here
- Anna Hinderer, missionary, was born here in 1827. Hinderer has a small stained glass window devoted to her in the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral.
According to John Wesley’s journal, on 4th September 1759 he walked the nine miles from Norwich to preach in Hempnall market place. He described how he was followed by a mob from Norwich, who may have been financed by the city’s brewers, and the mob’s ringleader tried to disrupt the proceedings with a horn. This was quickly thrown away by one of the crowd and the others were soon deeply attentive to John Wesley’s message: “By grace ye are saved through faith”
- "Hempnall parish information". South Norfolk Council. 27 March 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- Book on Little Known Christian Heroine, NetworkNorwich, Retrieved 18 March 2017
Media related to Hempnall at Wikimedia Commons