The parish church of Saint Margaret, Topcroft, Norfolk
|Area||7.76 km2 (3.00 sq mi)|
|Population||268 (parish, 2001 census)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||119 miles (192 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Topcroft is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is around 7 miles (11 km) north-west of Bungay and 14 miles (23 km) south of Norwich in the South Norfolk district. The village lies close to the B1527 road.
The villages name means 'Topi's small enclosed field'.
Topcroft has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book Topcroft is recorded by the name Topercroft and Topercropt and was part of the holdings of Eudo FitzSpirwic, Berenger from Saint Edmund's.
The population peaked in the 1851 census at 477 people, falling to a low of 257 in 1931 and staying stable at this level since then.
The church of Saint Margaret
Culture and community
Topcroft Cricket Club is based in the village with the First XI playing in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Division 1
- OS Explorer Map 230 – Diss & Harleston ISBN 0-319-23804-0
- County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
- "Key to English Place-names".
- Parish population 2011, Census 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
- The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk, Topcroft entry, page 195 ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- Topcroft Parish - Population, Vision of Britain. Retrieved 2016-02-28
- St Margaret's on the European Round Tower Churches website