Salle church, behind the cricket ground
Salle shown within Norfolk
|Area||8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)|
|– density||6/km2 (16/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Salle (// SAWL) 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.
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.
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
The church, which dates from the first part of the 15th century, is an exceptionally complete Perpendicular building. 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.
- Rossiter, Stuart, ed. (1976). Blue Guide England. Ernest Benn. p. 461.
- History, Salle Farms Co, 2013. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England, North-East Norfolk and Norwich, Penguin, 1962
- Norfolk Churches Retrieved 22 June 2014
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