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Great Ryburgh
Ryburgh is located in Norfolk
Ryburgh shown within Norfolk
Area 10.04 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Population 694 (2011 census)
• Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF953274
• London 117 miles (188 km)
Civil parish
  • Ryburgh
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Fakenham
Postcode district NR21
Dialling code 01328
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°49′N 0°55′E / 52.81°N 0.91°E / 52.81; 0.91

Ryburgh is a village[1] and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 21.2 miles (34.1 km) south-west of Cromer, 23.1 miles (37.2 km) north-west of Norwich and 117 miles (188 km) north-east of London. The village lies 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of the nearby town of Fakenham. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.

It covers an area of 10.04 km2 (3.88 sq mi) and had a population of 668 in 264 households at the 2001 census,[2] the population increasing to 694 at the 2011 Census.[3] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk.

The village has two main religious buildings: St. Andrew's a Church of England round-tower church and a small Methodist chapel. In addition to these there is St. Clare's chapel a small Roman Catholic shrine within the grounds of the Old Rectory.

It is located about two miles south-east of the market town of Fakenham. The River Wensum flows through the village. The village has a large maltings which has been producing malt on a traditional malting floor for two centuries.[1] The village and maltings were formerly served by Ryburgh station on the Great Eastern Railway branch from Wymondham and East Dereham to Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea. This line is proposed for restoration, as far as Fakenham, by the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

The church of Great Ryburgh St. Andrew is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. the church houses a complete set of 1890 Taylor bells, the practice night being Thursday.[4]

The Boar Inn is located in Great Ryburgh and is a traditional English country inn, with low-beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace in the bar.


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 238 Dereham & Aylsham. ISBN 0-319-23810-5
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dove Details". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ryburgh at Wikimedia Commons