Saxlingham

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Saxlingham
Saint Margaret Parish Church, Saxlingham.jpg
Saint Margaret Parish Church, Saxlingham
Saxlingham is located in Norfolk
Saxlingham
Saxlingham
Saxlingham shown within Norfolk
Population273 (parish, 2001 census)
• London126 miles (203 km)
Civil parish
  • Field Dalling
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHOLT
Postcode districtNR25
Dialling code01328
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°54′55″N 1°00′45″E / 52.91522°N 1.01254°E / 52.91522; 1.01254Coordinates: 52°54′55″N 1°00′45″E / 52.91522°N 1.01254°E / 52.91522; 1.01254

Saxlingham is a village that is located in the civil parish of Field Dalling in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 13.1 miles west of Cromer, 26 miles north-west of Norwich and 126 miles north-east of London. The village lies 3.6 miles west of the nearby town of Holt.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. The town lies within North Norfolk district and for Westminster elections, the constituency of North Norfolk, currently represented by Norman Lamb, a Liberal Democrat. It is in the civil parish of Saxlingham Nethergate.

History[edit]

Saxlingham is mentioned in the Domesday Book[2] of 1086 where it is listed under the names ‘Saxelinghham' and 'Saxelingaham'. The main tenant of the manor was Bishop William Peter de Valognes.

The Parish Church of Saint Margaret[edit]

The Parish Church of Saint Margaret was constructed mainly in the 15th Century.[3] The Church was extensively restored by a benefactor, Sir Alfred Jodrell, in 1896 giving it the appearance of far more recent construction. Inside is a font which dates from the 15th century and an example of an ironbound chest dating from the same period. In a niche is an alabaster figure of an Elizabethan lady kneeling on a tasselled cushion. She was the daughter of Sir Christopher Heydon.[4] To the east of the church is the former ruin of Heydon Hall, the home of Sir John Heydon before he decamped to Baconsthorpe Castle. It was recently restored and renamed, and is now a private residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  2. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 193 ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  3. ^ The King’s England, Norfolk, by Arthur Mee, Page 269 ISBN 0-340-15061-0
  4. ^ The King’s England, Norfolk, by Arthur Mee, Page 269 ISBN 0-340-15061-0

External links[edit]

Media related to Saxlingham at Wikimedia Commons