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Signpost in Neatishead
Neatishead is located in Norfolk
Neatishead shown within Norfolk
Area 7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Population 565 (2011)
• Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG342210
Civil parish
  • Neatishead
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR12
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°44′09″N 1°28′04″E / 52.73587°N 1.46767°E / 52.73587; 1.46767Coordinates: 52°44′09″N 1°28′04″E / 52.73587°N 1.46767°E / 52.73587; 1.46767

Neatishead (/ˈntstəd/ NEET-stəd)[1] is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 20 km (12 mi) north-east of the city of Norwich, within The Norfolk Broads and to the west of Barton Broad. Access to Neatishead from the broad is by way of Limekiln Dyke, a narrow channel leading off the broad.[2]

The civil parish has an area of 7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 537 in 235 households, the population increasing to 565 at the 2011 census.[3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[4]

It is famous due to the nearby RAF Neatishead radar station.


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 108: "[This] is the traditional village pronunciation. [NEET-is-hed] is used by Service personnel for the local R.A.F. Station."
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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