St Mary's church, Swardeston
Swardeston shown within Norfolk
|Area||3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)|
|– density||157/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Swardeston is a village four miles (6 km) south of Norwich in Norfolk, England, on high ground above the Tas valley. It covers an area of 3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi) and had a population of 540 in 246 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing at the 2011 census to 619.
One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book where it is mentioned amongst the lands given to Roger Bigod by the King. The manor given to Roger included 45 acres (180,000 m2) of land and 2 acres (8,100 m2) of meadow.
Swardeston is the birthplace of Edith Cavell, whose father, the Reverend Frederick Cavell, was vicar for 45 years.
- "Swardeston parish information". South Norfolk Council. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. p. 1110 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
- Roger Bigod held a number of manors including a massive number in Suffolk and here in Norfolk given to him by the King. These included obviously Swardeston, but also included Swainsthorpe, Ketteringham and Colney
- Swardeston cricket team
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