Sporle with Palgrave

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Sporle with Palgrave
St Mary's church in Sporle - geograph.org.uk - 1270651.jpg
St Mary's Church, Sporle
Sporle with Palgrave is located in Norfolk
Sporle with Palgrave
Sporle with Palgrave
Location within Norfolk
Area17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Population1,011 (2011 census)[1]
• Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF848113
Civil parish
  • Sporle with Palgrave
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE32
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°40′05″N 0°43′56″E / 52.66795°N 0.73231°E / 52.66795; 0.73231Coordinates: 52°40′05″N 0°43′56″E / 52.66795°N 0.73231°E / 52.66795; 0.73231

Sporle with Palgrave is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi) and had a population of 1,038 in 442 households at the 2001 census,[2] including East Lexham but the population reducing to 1,011 in 453 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

The village[edit]

The village has a church, St Mary's, and is also served by a village shop and a pub called The Squirrel's Drey. There are active book clubs and a bus service. There is a new primary school and a separate community centre in the former primary school.

St Mary's Church is a Grade I listed building.[3] Edmund Nelson was curate and subsequently rector of Sporle;[4] Susannah, the oldest sister of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, was born here on 12 June 1755.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (Grade I) (1169820)". National Heritage List for England.
  4. ^ "Nelson, Edmund (1745 - 1802) (CCEd Person ID 94672)". The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540–1835.