Horstead with Stanninghall

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Horstead with Stanninghall
Horstead with Stanninghall is located in Norfolk
Horstead with Stanninghall
Horstead with Stanninghall
Horstead with Stanninghall shown within Norfolk
Area 11.54 km2 (4.46 sq mi)
Population 1,184 (2011)[1]
• Density 103/km2 (270/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG259198
Civil parish
  • Horstead with Stanninghall
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR12
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°43′44″N 1°20′44″E / 52.728911°N 1.345482°E / 52.728911; 1.345482Coordinates: 52°43′44″N 1°20′44″E / 52.728911°N 1.345482°E / 52.728911; 1.345482

Horstead with Stanninghall is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk which is also known as 'The Gateway of The Broads' consisting of the former parishes of Horstead and Stanninghall. It covers an area of 11.54 km2 (4.46 sq mi) and had a population of 1007 in 435 households at the 2001 census,[2] including Crostwick and the population increasing to 1,184 in 506 households at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland. As well as Stanninghall, Horstead also includes the hamlets of Largate and Heggatt

There is a history of the parish, written by Percy Millican, bearing the descriptive title 'The History of Horstead and Stanninghall'.


Horstead (52°43′32″N 01°21′10″E / 52.72556°N 1.35278°E / 52.72556; 1.35278 (Horstead)) is today a large dormitory village of Norwich.


Stanninghall (52°42′29″N 01°20′12″E / 52.70806°N 1.33667°E / 52.70806; 1.33667 (Stanninghall)) contains an old farmhouse, on the site of a medieval manor house which acquired the somewhat hard to say title of 'Stanninghall Hall', the remains of a church tower and a number of council houses. In the inter-war years, it was an isolation settlement for people suffering from tuberculosis. Millican states that the church was allowed to fall down by the family at the Hall who were Roman Catholics.

Horstead Mill

Horstead is well known for its mill which is used for recreational activities like kayaking/canoeing, fishing and swimming (although swimming is not recommended). The mill was gutted by fire in 1963 which burnt most of the mill and for health and safety reasons more of the mill had to be destroyed after the fire. The mill was bought with a lottery fund of £105,000 in 1997 after the parish council requested a grant. The mill is now open to the public and there is a small walk around the mill and the site is also the start of a walk along the river.

Wildlife in Horstead with Stanninghall

An extremely big part of Horstead is its wildlife as it is near the Broads and it has many varieties of habitat and has lots of undisturbed areas. Birds are a big part in the wildlife of Horstead. Rarities of the past include Glossy Ibis and White Stork but both these have just flew over. However, many rare birds are suspected of being in Horstead and been undetected. Also, one of the about 10 pairs of Redwings that nest in the UK are suspected of breeding somewhere in Horstead.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes[permanent dead link]. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

External links[edit]

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