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Ringland, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°41′N 1°10′E / 52.68°N 1.16°E / 52.68; 1.16
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St Peter's Church, Ringland
Ringland is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area1.95 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Population260 (2011 Census)[1]
• Density133/sq mi (51/km2)
OS grid referenceTG136139
Civil parish
  • Ringland
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR8
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°41′N 1°10′E / 52.68°N 1.16°E / 52.68; 1.16

Ringland is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England, and in the valley of the River Wensum, approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-west of Norwich. Parts of the Wensum valley within the parish constitute a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Ringland had a 2011 population of 260,[1] in an area of 1.95 square miles (5.1 km2).

The villages name means 'land of Rymi's people'.[2]

The parish church of St Peter's has a 13th-century tower and a 14th-15th century nave and chancel.

The higher terrain of Ringland Hills lies within the parish to the east of the village and north of the Wensum, and are thought to be a glacial terminal moraine, much the same as Cromer ridge.[according to whom?] The soil here is sandy with flint pebbles. Painter Alfred Munnings produced a work entitled Ponies on Ringland Hills.[3]

The village has extensive common land: a lower area on the river Wensum and an upper area with the remains of a Beaker pit in the direction of Weston Longville.

The river was originally crossed by a wooden footbridge (and a ford for horse-drawn traffic). This was replaced in the 1920s with a concrete structure which remains today. Rare concrete 'tank traps' from World War II still exist by the banks of the Wensum.

The village originally had two public houses, the King of Prussia and the Swan Inn. The King of Prussia was renamed 'The Union Jack' during the Second World War, and finally closed in the 1960s. The Swan remains to this day; attached is a restaurant run by the owners.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ringland, Key to English Place-Names, University of Nottingham. Retrieved 10 January 2021
  3. ^ Ponies on Ringland Hills Retrieved 18 June 2011