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St Mary the Virgin, Narford
Narford is located in Norfolk
Narford shown within Norfolk
Area9.70 km2 (3.75 sq mi)
Population41 UK census 2001
• Density4/km2 (10/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF764138
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE32
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
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]