The village sign
Trunch shown within Norfolk
|Area||5.49 km2 (2.12 sq mi)|
|Population||909 (parish, 2011 census)|
|– density||166/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NORTH WALSHAM|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Norfolk|
Trunch is a village and parish in Norfolk, England, situated three miles north of North Walsham and two miles from the coast at Mundesley. At the Census 2011 the village had a population of 909. The parish covers an area of 5.5 square kilometres (2.1 sq mi).
St. Botolph's Parish Church
Trunch Parish Church is the Grade I listed 14th-century church of St Botolph. The church is famous for its carved and painted wood font canopy featuring lower panels with paintings of the twelve Apostles, a cornice including a Latin inscription, and above six arches filled with tracery. Only four such canopies still exist in England. St Botolph's also features a hammerbeam roof with carved angels, as well as medieval misericords under the seats in the chancel. Another medieval survival is the rood screen depicting 11 disciples and St Paul (their faces were scratched out during the Reformation). Lord Nelson's daughter is said to have been married in the church.
The fictional village of St. Just-near-Trunch is known in English folk music as the home of the former satirical folk duo, the Kipper Family, comprising the decrepit and cantankerous Albert and his wide-boy son, Sid. For many years, the Kippers enjoyed sensational success on the club and festival circuit with their hilarious parodies of popular traditional songs, broad Norfolk accents and mischievous humour. Albert was eventually 'killed off', leaving Sid, the creation of actor Chris Sugden, to pursue a long and creative solo career. The Kippers recorded several albums that are widely regarded as classics among folk music cognoscenti.
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