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Coordinates: 52°28′51″N 0°56′09″E / 52.4808°N 0.9357°E / 52.4808; 0.9357
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All Saints' parish church
Snetterton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area28.03 km2 (10.82 sq mi)
Population201 (2011 Census)
• Density7/km2 (18/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTL994910
Civil parish
  • Snetterton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorwich
Postcode districtNR16
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
WebsiteSnetterton Parish Council
List of places
52°28′51″N 0°56′09″E / 52.4808°N 0.9357°E / 52.4808; 0.9357

Snetterton is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. The village is about 9 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Thetford and 19 miles (31 km) southwest of Norwich. The civil parish has an area of 8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi). The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 201 people living in 74 households.[1]

The parish is in Breckland District.[2]


The earliest known surviving record of the place-name is in the Domesday Book of 1086, which records it as Snentretuna. It is derived from Old English, meaning "Snytra's enclosure".[3]

The earliest part of the Church of England parish church of All Saints is the 13th-century chancel, which has a double piscina. The west tower is 14th-century, as is the bowl of the baptismal font. In the 15th century the nave was rebuilt and the north aisle and south porch were built.[4]

The north porch was added in the 19th century. The church was restored in 1852, when the nave and chancel roofs were rebuilt and a Gothic Revival chancel screen was installed. All Saints' is a Grade I listed building.[4]

Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, formerly RAF Snetterton Heath, is partly in the parish and partly in the adjoining civil parish of Quidenham.[5]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Snetterton Parish (E04006170)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Retrieved 2 December 2005.Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Ekwall 1960, Snetterton.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of All Saints (Grade I) (1248425)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  5. ^ Norwich (Map). 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 1999. § 237. ISBN 0-319-21868-6.

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