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St Leonard's Church, Mundford, Norfolk - - 822780.jpg
St Leonard's Church, Mundford
Mundford is located in Norfolk
 Mundford shown within Norfolk
Area  8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Population 1,591 (2001 Census)
   – density  191/km2 (490/sq mi)
OS grid reference TL802933
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THETFORD
Postcode district IP26
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°30′30″N 0°39′21″E / 52.508281°N 0.655746°E / 52.508281; 0.655746

Mundford is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated at the intersection of two major routes, the A134 Colchester to King's Lynn road and the A1065 Mildenhall to Fakenham road, about 8 miles (13 km) north west of Thetford. The village is 35 miles (56 km) from the city of Norwich and 88 miles (142 km) from London.[1][2]

The civil parish has an area of 832 hectares (2,060 acres) and in the 2001 census had a population of 1,591 in 669 households. The parish shares boundaries with the adjacent parishes of Didlington, Cranwich, Weeting-with-Broomhill, Lynford and Ickburgh. The parish falls within the district of Breckland. Local government responsibilities are shared between the parish, district and county councils.[1][3]

Lynford Quarry in Mundford is a well-preserved in-situ Middle Palaeolithic open-air site dating to 60,000 years ago that is believed to show evidence of Neanderthal Man.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  2. ^ Distances are "by road" and derived using "Google Maps". Retrieved on 2009-01-14.
  3. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  4. ^ Donoghue, J. 2006. The Lynford mammoths: slaughtered by Neanderthals? Current Archaeology 205: 40-44

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