Newton Flotman

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Newton Flotman
St Mary's church - - 1360630.jpg
St Mary's church, Newton Flotman
Newton Flotman is located in Norfolk
Newton Flotman
Newton Flotman
 Newton Flotman shown within Norfolk
Area  4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population 1,489 (2001)
   – density  306/km2 (790/sq mi)
Civil parish Newton Flotman
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR15
Dialling code 01508
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Norfolk
List of places

Coordinates: 52°32′N 1°16′E / 52.53°N 1.26°E / 52.53; 1.26

Newton Flotman is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, approximately 8 miles south of Norwich. It lies on the A140 road, north of Tasburgh and south of Swainsthorpe, and the River Tas flows through it. It covers an area of 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi) and had a population of 1,197 in 497 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 1,489 at the 2011 census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.


An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches west to Wreningham with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,658.[3]

Facilities and amenities[edit]

Newton Flotman has a church, St Mary's, which is part of the Tas Valley team ministry, which also comprises churches in Swainsthorpe, Tasburgh, Tharston, Saxlingham and Shotesham.[4] In 2006, a new extension was opened, providing the church with larger meeting space, as well as kitchen and toilet facilities.[5]

Newton Flotman Primary School caters for children of primary school age living in Newton Flotman, Swainsthorpe and Saxlingham Thorpe. The nearest secondary school is Long Stratton High School.

A Village Hall, a motorcycle garage and a theatre school, known as ARTS, are all found within Newton Flotman.

A restaurant named The Relish is located on Old Street, in a Grade II listed building,[6] close to where the A140 road crosses the River Tas.

The village currently has no shop. A convenience store was opened in the former premises of the post office in March 2007, however it has since closed.[7]

Alan King has two places named after him in Newton Flotman; Alan King Playing Field and Alan Avenue.

There is also an area of land known as Smockmill Common - managed by South Norfolk District Council, in Saxlingham Thorpe near Newton Flotman, which is used for recreational purposes.

Newton Flotman Football Club is based in the village.

An Elizabethan Country mansion, Rainthorpe Hall, is located close by, on the road between Newton Flotman and Flordon.


The village's location, by the A140 road, which runs between Cromer, in North Norfolk and Ipswich, in Suffolk, provides it with excellent transport links by road.

Newton Flotman is served by regular bus services, operated by First Norfolk & Suffolk and Simonds of Botesdale, connecting villagers with Norwich and Long Stratton.

Notable residents[edit]

The village was the home of the Blonumvyll or Blunderville family in the 15th century: Richard & William.[8] Thomas Blundeville (c. 1522 – 1606), humanist writer and mathematician, lived as a country gentleman in the village.[9]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tas Valley team ministry website - 'what we do' page". Tas Valley Team Ministry. Tas Valley Team Ministry. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tas Valley Team Ministry website - St Mary's history page". Tas Valley Team Ministry website. Tas valley Team Ministry. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Relish website - About page". The Relish website. The Relish. 
  7. ^ "Couple to open their own village store". Diss Mercury. 2007-03-14. 
  8. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/629;; seventh entry; complainants RB & WB, with Williamm Paston, in 1418
  9. ^ ODNB: Tessa Beverley, "Blundeville, Thomas (1522?–1606?)", Retrieved 4 March 2014, pay-walled.

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