Kimberley, Norfolk

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Kimberley
St Peter, Kimberley, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 315344.jpg
St Peter, Kimberley
Kimberley is located in Norfolk
Kimberley
Kimberley
Kimberley shown within Norfolk
Population 154 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TG071041
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WYMONDHAM
Postcode district NR18
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°35′45″N 1°03′26″E / 52.595909°N 1.057301°E / 52.595909; 1.057301
Signpost in Kimberley

Kimberley is a village in Norfolk, in England. It is within the civil parish of Kimberley and Carleton Forehoe in South Norfolk, situated about 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Wymondham, around the crossroads of the B1108 and B1135.

Kimberley is served by rail, as the Kimberley Park railway station is on the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which goes between Dereham and Wymondham.

The River Tiffey flows through the village.

Kimberley is home to Kimberley Hall, a house whose grounds were designed by Capability Brown.

The Wodehouse family had owned land in Kimberley since the 1370s, and in c. 1400 John Wodehouse built Wodehouse Tower at the site of the later Kimberley Hall. John's son John Wodehouse Esq. distinguished himself in the Battle of Agincourt and was granted large estates by Henry V as a reward. Earl of Kimberley is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, created for John Wodehouse, 3rd Baron Wodehouse in 1866. The present holder of the title is John Wodehouse, 5th Earl of Kimberley.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

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