Merton, Norfolk

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Merton
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Merton St Peter
Merton is located in Norfolk
Merton
Merton
Location within Norfolk
Area5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population133 (2011)[1]
• Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTL907988
Civil parish
  • Merton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTHETFORD
Postcode districtIP25
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°33′14″N 0°48′42″E / 52.554°N 0.8116°E / 52.554; 0.8116Coordinates: 52°33′14″N 0°48′42″E / 52.554°N 0.8116°E / 52.554; 0.8116

Merton is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 5.94 km2 (2.29 sq mi) and had a population of 113 in 50 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to a population of 133 in 56 households at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

The villages name means 'Pool farm/settlement'.[3]

Merton Hall is the home of Lord Walsingham.

Its church, St Peter's, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk and is a Grade I listed building.[4]

The Merton Stone, a glacial erratic

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Merton
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St. Peter (1172419)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 March 2014.

External links[edit]

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