Reymerston

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Reymerston
Reymerston is located in Norfolk
Reymerston
Reymerston
Location within Norfolk
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorwich
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01362
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
Coordinates: 52°36′54″N 0°59′9″E / 52.61500°N 0.98583°E / 52.61500; 0.98583

Reymerston is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton, in the English county of Norfolk, six miles north west of Wymondham, six miles south east of Dereham, and a half mile south west of Thuxton. In 1931 the parish had a population of 220.[1] The village retains a church, St. Peter, which has a weekly service and special events.[2] One of the village's residents was Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who built autogyros and constructed "Little Nellie" for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. On the 1st of April 1935 the parish was merged with Thuxton to form "Garveston",[3] later the parish was renamed to "Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton".[4]

The villages name means 'Raimar's farm/settlement',

The village is located just off the B1135 Wymondham to Dereham road, and is served by a station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway heritage line in Thuxton.[5] The railway station waiting rooms have been converted into holiday accommodation.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Statistics Reymerston AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. ^ St. Peter's church
  3. ^ "Relationships and changes Garveston AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Parish name change Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  5. ^ Norfolk Villages - Reymerston
  6. ^ Holiday Cottages - Thuxton station

http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Reymerston

External links[edit]

Media related to Reymerston at Wikimedia Commons