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St Margaret, Hempnall
Hempnall is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi)
Population1,292 (2011)
• Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM236942
Civil parish
  • Hempnall
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR15
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°30′00″N 1°17′35″E / 52.500°N 1.293°E / 52.500; 1.293Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 1°17′35″E / 52.500°N 1.293°E / 52.500; 1.293

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,[1] the population reducing to 1,292 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.

The villages name means 'Hemma's nook of land'.

Hempnall lies on the B1527 road, with neighbouring villages including Tasburgh and Saxlingham Nethergate.

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.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches east also south to Shelton and Hardwick with a total population at the 2011 population of 2,560.[3]


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

Notable people[edit]

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”


  1. ^ "Hempnall parish information". South Norfolk Council. 27 March 2008. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  4. ^ Book on Little Known Christian Heroine, NetworkNorwich, Retrieved 18 March 2017


External links[edit]

Media related to Hempnall at Wikimedia Commons