Redenhall with Harleston

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Redenhall with Harleston
Harleston Clock Tower - - 534211.jpg
Harleston Clock Tower
Redenhall with Harleston is located in Norfolk
Redenhall with Harleston
Redenhall with Harleston
Location within Norfolk
Area13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi)
Population4,641 (2011)
• Density338/km2 (880/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM245829
Civil parish
  • Redenhall with Harleston
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIP20
Dialling code01379
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°24′N 1°18′E / 52.4°N 1.3°E / 52.4; 1.3Coordinates: 52°24′N 1°18′E / 52.4°N 1.3°E / 52.4; 1.3

Redenhall with Harleston is a civil parish in the South Norfolk district of the English county of Norfolk, comprising the town of Harleston and the neighbouring village of Redenhall. It covers an area of 13.73 km2 (5.30 sq mi), and had a population of 4,058 in 1,841 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 4,640 at the 2011 census.[2]


Many Georgian residences and much earlier buildings, with Georgian frontages, line the streets of Harleston.[3][4]

The village of Redenhall was mentioned in the Domesday Book, as part of the Lands of the King that Godric holds, in the Half Hundred of Earsham. It states that in King Edward the Confessor' time, Rada the Dane held Redenhall, and that his holding was roughly 700 acres, upon which there were forty subordinate tenantries with six plough-teams. The Domesday Book only makes brief reference to Harleston saying that the Abbot of Bury St. Edmunds was lord here then.

The parish includes two Church of England churches. In the town centre is the church of St John the Baptist, the present building being completed in 1872. The town's landmark clock tower, was designed and commissioned in 1876 from George Grimwood of Weybread, at a cost of £325 whilst the clock itself was supplied and fitted by Messers Gillet & Bland of Croydon at a cost of £90. The tower is on the edge of the site of the old chapel of ease, demolished in 1873, to the much larger medieval Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Redenhall, the mother church of the parish.[citation needed]

Redenhall and Harleston railway stations previously connected these settlements by rail with Tivetshall St Margaret and Beccles on the Waveney Valley Line. Redenhall Station closed in 1866, and Harleston in 1953; the whole railway line has been taken up.

Archbishop Sancroft High School is located in Harleston, and is the main secondary school for the parish and surrounding area.


The civil parish has a town council.

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : South Norfolk Retrieved 26 July 2010
  2. ^ "Ward and Town population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Gazetteer Of Markets And Fairs In England And Wales To 1516". University of London Centre for Metropolitan History. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Visit Harleston". Retrieved 11 November 2013.

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