Morley, Norfolk

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Morley
Morley is located in Norfolk
Morley
Morley
Morley shown within Norfolk
Area 8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population 1,241 (2011)[1]
• Density 151/km2 (390/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM075998
Civil parish
  • Morley
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
Norfolk
52°33′25″N 1°03′36″E / 52.557°N 1.060°E / 52.557; 1.060Coordinates: 52°33′25″N 1°03′36″E / 52.557°N 1.060°E / 52.557; 1.060

Morley is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The name is first attested in 1086 as Morlea, which probably meant "open ground by a pasture/clearing", from Old English mōr "moor, clearing, pasture" + lẽah "open ground, clearing".[2] It covers an area of 8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi) and had a population of 973 in 182 households at the 2001 census,[3] increasing to a population of 1.241 in 191 households at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. MORLEY ST BOTOLPH Norf.
  3. ^ "Morley parish information". South Norfolk Council. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 

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