Walpole, Norfolk

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Walpole is located in Norfolk
Walpole shown within Norfolk
Area19.27 km2 (7.44 sq mi)
Population1,804 (2011)
• Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF497169
Civil parish
  • Walpole
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWISBECH
Postcode districtPE14
Dialling code01945
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°43′47″N 0°12′56″E / 52.729587°N 0.215521°E / 52.729587; 0.215521Coordinates: 52°43′47″N 0°12′56″E / 52.729587°N 0.215521°E / 52.729587; 0.215521

Walpole is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 19.27 km2 (7.44 sq mi), including the villages of Walpole St. Peter and Walpole St. Andrew, and had a population of 1,707 in 654 households as of the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 1,804 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


Edmund of Walpole was Abbot of Bury St Edmunds from 1248 to 1256.

Walpole St Andrew[edit]

St Andrew's Church is a Grade 1 listed redundant church. It is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Walpole St Peter[edit]

St Peter's Church is a Grade 1 listed parish church located in Walpole St Peter. Known as "the Cathedral of the Fens", the largely Perpendicular building is often regarded as one of England's finest parish churches.[3][4] St Peter's was used as the parish church of the fictional village of Fenchurch St Paul in the celebrated 1970s production of Dorothy L Sayer's novel The Nine Tailors, starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward had a population at the 2011 Census was 2,322.[5]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ Simon Knott, Walpole St Peter at norfolkchurches.co.uk, Retrieved 12 September 2010
  4. ^ Alec Clifton-Taylor, English Parish Churches as Works of Art, Batsford, 1974
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.

External links[edit]

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