Salle, Norfolk

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Salle Cricket ground - - 1132660.jpg
Salle church, behind the cricket ground
Salle is located in Norfolk
 Salle shown within Norfolk
Area  8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population 50 
   – density  6/km2 (16/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG109248
Civil parish Salle
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR10
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°46′46″N 1°07′32″E / 52.77956°N 1.12557°E / 52.77956; 1.12557

Salle (/ˈsɔːl/ SAWL)[1] is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is around 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Norwich in Broadland district. The village, which is pronounced Saul, gets its name from "Sallow Wood", Sallow referring to Willow in Norfolk.[2]

The civil parish has an area of 8.21 square kilometres (3.17 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 50 in 21 households.[3]

Salle is celebrated for its fine, huge late medieval church, which retains the lower part of its rood screen.

St Peter and St Paul's Church[edit]

The church, which dates from the first part of the 15th century, is an exceptionally complete Perpendicular building.[4] It is huge for the size of the village - several lords of local manors, including the Boleyn family, vied with each other to fund the building of the church. There are many brasses, including to members of the Boleyn family.

The church retains some of its medieval stained glass in the east window and in the south transept south window. The font has a very tall Perpendicular canopy.[5]

St Peter and St Paul's church was never collegiate, so it is peculiar that it has twenty six 15th century misericords. These are placed 13 on each side of the choir.


  1. ^ Rossiter, Stuart, ed. (1976). Blue Guide England. Ernest Benn. p. 461. 
  2. ^ History, Salle Farms Co, 2013. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  3. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  4. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England, North-East Norfolk and Norwich, Penguin, 1962
  5. ^ Norfolk Churches Retrieved 22 June 2014

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