Signpost in Syderstone
|Syderstone shown within Norfolk|
|Area||9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Syderstone is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, near the town of Fakenham. It covers an area of 9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi) and had a population of 532 in 224 households at the 2001 census, the population reducing to 445 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
It is famous for the Natterjack Toad which have been seen near the popular but overgrown duck pond. Syderstone is also known for its large common, which spans roughly 4 square miles (10 km2). Much wildlife can be seen there including snakes, hares, rabbits and foxes.
In a field alongside the road that passes the duck pond there is a World War II Home Guard pill box. On a bright spring day in 1944 or 1945 two P-51 Mustangs collided over Barwick Hall Farm near Stanhoe. One of the Mustangs crashed on Syderstone Common, killing the pilot.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 August 2015.
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