Narford

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Narford
St Mary the Virgin, Narford, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 694830.jpg
St Mary the Virgin, Narford
Narford is located in Norfolk
Narford
Narford
Narford shown within Norfolk
Area 9.70 km2 (3.75 sq mi)
Population 41 UK census 2001
• Density 4/km2 (10/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF764138
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE32
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°41′36″N 0°36′41″E / 52.693196°N 0.611269°E / 52.693196; 0.611269Coordinates: 52°41′36″N 0°36′41″E / 52.693196°N 0.611269°E / 52.693196; 0.611269
Narford Hall

Narford is situated in the Breckland District of Norfolk and covers an area of 970 hectares (3.75 square miles). Narford village has all but disappeared, with a population of only 41,[1] At the 2011 Census the population of the area remained less than 100 and is included in the Civil Parish of South Acre. The large 18th-century Narford Hall built by Andrew Fountaine, art collector and amateur architect exists.[2][3] To the rear of the hall runs the river River Nar on its way from West Acre towards Narborough. Adjacent to the hall is St. Mary the Virgin church[4] in the Benefice of Narborough and part of the Nar Valley Group of Parishes.

Andrew Fountaine (1918–1997) who was a founder member of the National Labour Party and deputy leader of the British National Front lived at Narford Hall. He retired from politics in 1981.[citation needed] He was the uncle, by marriage, to Tony Martin who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old boy who broke into his house.[5]

The village is on the Nar Valley Way path.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Narford.[6]

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